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Sunday, August 05, 2007

Pavlova


Light as a Feather and sinfully delicious.......and looks dreamy. This will impress guests no end.

Gather up:
3 egg whites
1 1/2 cups of sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla
1 1/2 teaspoons of vinegar
1 cup of whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla (yes a 2nd amount)
4 cups of fresh fruit..kiwi, strawberries, bananas, peaches,etc.

Bring the egg whites to room temp.
Line a baking sheet with tin foil.
Using an 8X 11 inch cake pan as a guide, draw a circle on the foil.
Now, in a large mixer bowl, comgine the egg whites, 1 1/2 cups of sugar, 1 1/2 teas of vanilla, vinegar and 1/4 cup of boiling water.
Beat for 12 minutes! yes a long time but this is necessary , til stiff peaks form and the mixture holds its shape well.
Spread the egg white mix over the circle you formed on the sheet and shape it into a shell with the back of a spoon. The bottom should be about 1/2 inch thick while the sides are 2 to 3 inches thick.
Bake in a preheated oven of 450°F . Turn oven off immediately and just let the pavlova sit in there for about 4 or 5 hours.
DO NOT OPEN THE OVEN DOOR OR IT WILL COLLAPSE.

combine the whipping cream with the 2nd amoung of sugar and vanilla and beat til its fluffy and soft peaks form.

After alloted time, remove the meringue shell from the oven and the foil and place on a lovely serving plate.
Fill the center with the whipped cream and garnish with all your fruit.
Serve in wedge shapes.
This will serve about 8 people, or 2 very hungry sweet lovers.

5 comments:

  1. This looks so yummy. I can't wait to try it out.

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  2. I have been looking for a real pavlova recipe. This is how it should be. Pavlova looks amazing when you bring it to the table.
    Thanks

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  3. My wife made it for us now. It is good!

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  4. My wife made it for us now. It is good!

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