The other day we were craving something sweet. We came home from a long day in the library, and after dinner we still really felt like dessert. What else is there to do in such a situation then to bake a huge, fluffy pavlova?
For those of you who are not familiar with the mighty pavlova: it’s basically a huge meringue, but better. The outside is crunchy and sweet while the inside is gooey and soft. A pavlova is even better if you top it with some whipped cream and fruits of your choice. We were very lucky since we happened to have all the ingredients on hand. This pavlova recipe is super easy; the only hard part is that you will need a little bit of patience while its in the oven. Also, this would be the perfect dessert for the holidays! I’m sure your guests at the dinner table will be in awe when you present them with this beauty..
Here’s how to do it:
For a pavlova that feeds 4-6 people, take 3 egg whites and beat them with a hand mixer until they are stiff. Take a heaping cup of sugar and add it in a little bit at a time while continuing to mix. Then, add two teaspoons of vanilla sugar, a teaspoon of lemon juice and 2 teaspoons of corn starch. Spoon the mixture onto a baking tin lined with parchment paper (we forgot to do this and I would not recommend it) and slide it into a 150C oven for about 45 minutes. In the mean time, whip up some whip cream with a tiny bit of sugar. Once the pavlova has cooled a little, spread it over the top. Then sprinkle on the pomegranate seeds and some mint leaves.
This pavlova was extremely delicious and satisfied all of our sweet cravings! The leftovers we had the next day were just as tasty. Of course you can top a pavlova with any type of fruit you like, but we can really recommend the combination of pomegranate and mint. Always a winner!
Cheese and Chinese