Berry Pavlova

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So I couldn’t stay away from whipped egg whites this week…

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BUT this is a recipe for pavlova, not macarons so I’d say I did a pretty good job resisting the temptation to make my favourite thing 😉

Last year, I gave you a recipe for Eton Mess, which is basically a deconstructed pavlova because you make the meringue, crush it, then mix it with whipped cream and berries.

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Pavlova is a pretty big summer dessert in England. I have vivid memories of summers spent in gardens eating pavlova, everyone getting cream all over their faces.

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There is some debate about where pavlova originated. Some say it’s English, other Australian or a New Zealand dessert, and some people believe it to be named after the Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova.

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Wherever it originated, it’s really freaking good.

It’s meringue, whipped cream and berries. I mean, you really can’t go wrong.

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And I can’t get enough.

Berry Pavlova

Yield: 1 large or 2 small pavlovas

Ingredients

    Meringue:
  • 8 egg whites
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
    Pavlova:
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp. sugar
  • Assorted berries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 250°F.
  2. To make the meringue, whip egg whites and salt until stiff peaks begin to form. Then, slowly add the sugar as the egg whites are whipping. Continue whipping at a medium-high speed until the sugar has dissolved and the meringue is glossy (if you rub a little between your fingers, it should feel smooth, not gritty).
  3. Divide batter between two baking sheets, either one big mound of meringue on each or two smaller.
  4. Place in oven and bake for 1 hr 15 min. Turn oven off and leave meringue in there for at least 2 hours to dry out.
  5. Once the meringue is ready, whip together the heavy cream and sugar to make whipped cream.
  6. To assemble the pavlova, put some of your whipped cream on one piece of meringue and top with a few berries. Place another piece of meringue on top and again cover with whipped cream and berries (go heavy on the berries for this top layer). To serve, cut slices like you would cut a cake. Store in refrigerator.
http://www.bryonycooks.com/berry-pavlova/

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