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How to make Pavlova

Postby Mutita » Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:01 pm

How to make Pavlova :-
(often misspelt : Pavalova , pavolva, palova , pavlover , pavolva)

Pavlova is a meringue based dessert named after the Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova.
it is a cake similar to meringue with a crispy crust and soft, light inner center.
Pavlova is made by beating egg whites (and sometimes salt) to a very stiff consistency before folding in caster sugar, white vinegar, cornstarch, and sometimes vanilla essence, and slow-baking the mixture, similarly to meringue. This makes the outside of the pavlova a crisp crunchy shell, while the interior remains soft and moist. The pavlova's internal consistency is completely different from that normally associated with meringue, having a soft, marshmallowy texture. This difference is due to the addition of cornstarch, the use of which is the defining feature of a pavlova recipe.
Pavlova is traditionally decorated with a topping of whipped cream and fresh soft fruit such as kiwifruit, passionfruit, and strawberries
Source : wikipedia.org


Ingredients (serves 8)
6 eggwhites
1 1/2 cups caster sugar
pinch cream of tartar
300ml thickened cream
1 tablespoon icing sugar mixture
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
25g cornstarch
250g strawberries, hulled, sliced
2 kiwifruit, peeled, sliced
150g blueberries

You also can put some passionfruit pulp over the top as well!

Nicko makes the iconic Pavlova !! - video link by By robjnixon
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