Monday, August 17, 2009

Our Favourite Aussie Dessert, Pavlova

Ingredients :

4 x Egg whites at room temperature
1 cup Castor sugar (granulated)
1 tsp Vinegar
1 tsp Cornflour (same as cornstartch)
1 tsp Vanila flavour
Fresh fruit (strawberries, kiwi, etc)
Method :
Interesting legend behind this: It seems a chef in Adelaide South Australia created the pavlova after he had seen Anna Pavlova dance, saying that he wanted to create a dessert that was as light and airy as her dancing.
(serves 6-8)
preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
With an electric mixer beat the egg whites until soft peaks form then gradually add the sugar. Beat until firm.
Add the cornflour, vinegar and vanilla. When combined, turn out into a flat tray that has been greased and dusted with cornflours. Try a circular shape with slightly more mixture at the edges, so that it may be served by placing goodies i its center depression.You can also create mini Pavlova's buy just spooning out large spoonfuls of mix on to tray.
Cook in a pre-heated, cool (250 deg. f) oven for one hour. when cooked, turn the oven off, leave the oven door slightly ajar, and allow to cool slowly in the oven. This slow cooling works to prevent the loss of too much height.
Serve cold, with shipped cream and fresh fruit pieces, strawberries and kiwi fruit or Passionfruit for examples.
Notes: Make sure that you beat the egg-whites well, and that the sugar is fully dissolved before going on to the next step. Over-whipping can't hurt. The final texture should be meringue on the inside with a thin crust on the ouside.

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  3. Wow. That looks yummy! I visited Australia several years ago. Loved it!

  4. Nice! Your photo of the pavlova is beautiful and it looks delicious :)

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  5. My Mom learned how to make pavlova when she and my Dad lived in Northern Ireland for their first year of marriage. We love it! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  6. Stopping by from SITS. That looks so yummy! I had never heard of it before but the pics alone makes it something I should try!!