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Good morning friends. I am so excited to be invited to part of a progressive blogger dinner organized by Cindy of Rough Luxe Lifestyle, if you love good food, and who doesn’t, come along and explore some delicious recipes from my friends.
It is summer and although entertaining is a little different than we are used to, it is still nice to enjoy dinner and dessert. Mini Pavlova’s are an easy and impressive dessert to whip up for friends or just a family celebration. Unlike meringue, they are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, the perfect texture and sweetness to accompany summer berries and copious amounts of whipped cream.
Recipe from Natasha’s Kitchen
6 egg whites at room temperature
pinch of salt
11/2 cup of granulated sugar
2 tsp. corn starch
1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 Tbsp. vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 225. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment beat the egg whites and salt on high until soft peaks form. With the mixer running slowly add the sugar and beat until stiff peaks for, about 10 minutes. Fold in the lemon juice and vanilla extract in with a spatula, then add the sifted corn starch and fold it in as well.
At this point you can either spoon mounds of the mixture onto the parchment paper or you can pipe little nests on the the parchment. Make an indent in the center so that you have room for the cream and berries. Bake at 225 for 1 hr 30 minutes, then turn off the oven and leave pavlova in the oven to cool for another 30 minutes.
4 cups of mixed berries (raspberries, strawberries, cherries, and blueberries)
3/4 cup of sugar
juice of 1/2 lemon
Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix gently, let sit for 45 minutes.
11/2 cups heavy cream
2 Tablespoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Beat the heavy cream and sugar in an electric mixer until soft peaks form, then add the vanilla extract and mix again.
Do you make pavlova or do you prefer meringues? What is your favorite topping for either dessert, berries, chocolate, caramel? I hope that you try a pavlova this summer if you have never made them before, you will enjoy them so much they will become your “go to recipe.”
Please visit all of my friends and enjoy the progressive “dinner.” Have a wonderful day.