Pavlova Love

We started off on the wrong foot. We didn’t hit it off the first time.  I thought you would be difficult to handle and almost gave up on you. I am glad I took another chance and tried again. And now, you are a source of delight to my palate. You are such a beautiful creation that needs to be shown off  to the rest of the world.

Chocolate, Berry and Meringue Layers

1. Preheat oven to slow 150C degrees. Line three oven trays with baking paper and mark a 20cm circle on each tray.

2.  Place egg whites into a large dry, mixing bowl. Beat  with electric beaters until soft peak forms. Gradually add sugar, beating constantly after each addition. Beat until you get a thick glossy mixture and sugar has dissolved. This will take about five minutes.

3.  Divide meringue between trays, spreading evenly over marked circles. 

4.  Bake for 45 minutes or until pale and crispy. Turn off oven and cool meringue in oven with door ajar.

5.  Combine chocolate and water in a pan over low heat. Stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Let it cool until just slightly thickened.

6.  Spread chocolate sauce over two meringue discs and allow to set.

7.  Place one coated meringue disc on serving plate. Top it with a third of the whipped cream then top with half the berries.

8. Place other chocolate coated meringue on top then repeat with half the remaining cream and half remaining strawberries.

9.  Top with the plain meringue disc and spread with the remaining cream. Decorate with extra berries if desired. Refrigerate. Dust with cocoa and cut into wedges to serve.

Isn’t she lovely?




(Recipe adapted from : Family Circle Mini Cookbooks)

This entry was published on January 24, 2012 at 5:28 am. It’s filed under baking, desserts, food, recipes and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

3 thoughts on “Pavlova Love

  1. Oh that looks so good!

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