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Pavlova


Pavlova
Pavlova is a dessert which originated in New Zealand (or was it Australia?). It consists of a meringue shell filled with a layer of whipped cream and topped with seasonal fruit.
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Last modified on: March 24th 2013

For 6 people, you will need:

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1 hour 19 min.30 min.45 min.2 hours 34 min.
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Stage 1 - 5 min.
Pavlova : Photo of step #1
Place a sheet of cooking parchment (or a silicon sheet) on a baking sheet and stand a dessert ring 24 cm (10 inches ) in diameter on top.

Melt 10 g butter and brush this over the "base" inside the ring.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
Pavlova : Photo of step #2
Sprinkle caster sugar over the melted butter.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Pavlova : Photo of step #3
Do the same for the inside surface of the ring: brush with melted butter, then coat with caster sugar.

Stage 4
Pavlova : Photo of step #4
Put the ring back into place.

This will give us a meringue that is lightly caramelized on the outside.

Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C).

Stage 5 - 5 min.
Pavlova : Photo of step #5
Beat 60 g egg white to the stiff peak stage, then fold in 100 g caster sugar to make the meringue.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
Pavlova : Photo of step #6
Pipe a spiral to cover the base inside the ring using a forcing bag.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
Pavlova : Photo of step #7
Then pipe a circle around the edge to form the side of the pavlova.

Stage 8 - 45 min.
Pavlova : Photo of step #8
Bake in the oven for around 45 minutes. Ideally, the meringue should be crisp on the outside and still soft in the centre.

Stage 9 - 15 min.
Pavlova : Photo of step #9
Meanwhile, peel 4 kiwis and dice small.

Stage 10 - 15 min.
Pavlova : Photo of step #10
Do the same thing with ½ pineapple.

Peel 1 banana and slice.

Stage 11 - 5 min.
Pavlova : Photo of step #11
Mix the diced fruit together, add 4 tablespoons Sugar syrup and the juice of ½ lime. Mix well.

Set aside.

Stage 12 - 30 min.
Pavlova : Photo of step #12
Take the meringue out of the oven as soon as it is ready and leave to cool (this is important, otherwise it is likely to break).

Stage 13 - 5 min.
Pavlova : Photo of step #13
Slip a knife all around the inside of the ring.

Stage 14 - 5 min.
Pavlova : Photo of step #14
Remove the ring and stand the pavlova on the serving plate.

Stage 15 - 5 min.
Pavlova : Photo of step #15
Assemble the pavlova: spread a layer of cream in the meringue shell.

Stage 16 - 5 min.
Pavlova : Photo of step #16
Top with the diced fruit.

Serve immediately.

Remarks

The name "pavlova" came from the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, for whom the dessert was invented - another artistic muse, like for peach melba.

A pavlova must be served straight away, as the fruit will soon moisten the meringue and make it go soft.

Use fruit in season (kiwi, pineapple and bananas as as I write). You can achieve excellent results with a mix of soft fruit, combining red (red currants, strawberries, raspberries) and black (blackberries, blackcurrants).

But to "render unto Caesar", as they say, I admit to having pinched the excellent idea of caramelizing the meringue from Christophe Michalak.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made, and many thanks to annick for her kiwis.

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