Friday, August 31, 2012

Ooh-la-la pavlova

This is the last  of the "FASCINATING" bake challenge.. baby pav! Another luscious delight guaranteed to thrill! (^^)

Pavlova is a super easy and super yummy dessert that baby (and big) loves! And it's an expensive (?!) store-bought dessert that is totally unjustified due to the minimum effort and cost of making/assembling it!

It's also a dessert that baby classifies as "FASCINATING".. ???!!! (^^)

Well, I guess pavlova (with all the works! ^^) does give off a sexy and elegant vibe.. think cool.. chic.. melt-in-the-mouth.. ooh-la-la luscious.. (^^) See call me cupcake's pavlova post to get the real deal on sexy pavlova.. my pictures are as usual a bad reference point ^^||.

Pavlova (recipe from call me cupcake)

4 egg whites
200g caster sugar
2 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp white vinegar

400ml whipping cream
2 tbsp icing sugar
Fruits, fresh or canned, diced or sliced.. up to own preference   

1. Preheat oven to 175C.

2. Beat egg whites till foamy, and add sugar a little at a time till stiff peaks form. Mix in cornstarch and vinegar till well combined.

3. Trace a circle (size of own preference.. otherwise don't bother and do it freestyle! ^^) on a baking paper, and fill up with meringue. Make a well in the middle or have slightly higher sides.

4. Turn down oven to 100C, and bake for 1 1/2 hours. When done, LEAVE IN oven to cool completely (I didn't see this ^^|| but no harm done, I think ^^)

5. For topping, beat whipping cream with sugar till soft peaks form (do not overbeat). Prepare fruits just before assembling.

6. Serve pavlova chilled with a generous topping of whipped cream and fresh fruits. Enjoy! (^^)

Another winner ^^! Best served CHILLED with lots (I really mean lots!) of whipped cream and fruits! This is necessary, just in case you're extremely sensitive to even the merest tinge of egg-iness.

A simple, yet sexy and luscious dessert! WE LOVE (^^)


Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

I've only seen Pavlova on blogs, and I've never seen it elsewhere! Is it very common dessert? This looks pretty and delicious!

pudgy butterfly said...

hi nami.. pavlova isn't a common dessert over here.. it's sometimes served at the better cafes or restaurants.. hence the (over!)price ^^ but it's a most wonderful treat. and it's so easy to whip up.. add whipped cream and some apples.. and you have an amazing dessert that your kids (and you) would love! ^^