Monday, September 19, 2011

Recipe 8/50 : Australia : Pavlova

Pavlova has a light and delicate crisp crust and a soft sweet marshmallow center.
This dessert is typically served with softly whipped cream and fresh fruit. I choosed banana with chococlate syrup. There is always a long debate about whether New Z eland or Australia invented this dessert, which has yet to be resolved. So even with this confusion I stick thinking this dessert is from Australia.
This dessert can be made several days in advance of serving only if its stored in a cool dry place, in an closed airtight container

4 large egg whites
1 cup castor sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1/2 tablespoon cornstarch 
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 1/2 tablespoons granulated white sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Fresh ripe bananan
Chocolate syrup [optional]
1.Preheat oven to 250F
2.Line a baking sheet with parchment paper 
3.In the bowl beat the egg whites on medium speed until they hold soft peaks. Start adding the sugar slowly, and continue to beat, on high speed, until the meringue holds very stiff and shiny peaks. 
4.Beat in the vanilla extract. Sprinkle the vinegar and cornstarch over the top of the meringue and, with a spatula, gently fold in. 
5.Spread the meringue inside the circle drawn on the parchment paper, smoothing the edges, making sure the edges of the meringue are slightly higher than the center.
6.Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until the outside is dry.
7.Turn the oven off, leave the door slightly open and let the meringue cool completely in the oven.
8. Top with whipping cream and fresh fruits and serve!!!


  1. looks tempting and delicious....

  2. Must say, this dessert looks very yummy

  3. Lovely exposure to an Ausie dessert.. Looks yummy !!!!
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  4. Pavlova is so good! I had it for the first time when we were in New Zealand in March. Love the idea of chocolate sauce on this!

  5. looks so creamy and tempting...