Friday, December 9, 2011

9th Day of Christmas // Mini Pavlovas

While I’ve featured a few cold weather themed goodies on here, I thought it was time I threw in a kiwi favourite – the pavlova!

We always have pavlova at our family Christmas get-togethers. They’re usually made by my Grandma, Mum and Andrew’s Mum, so it’s not unusual to have 3 pavlovas in a couple of days! (we usually have the 24th December with one side of the family, then the 25th with the other side)

Here’s what Wikipedia has to say on Pavlova. Basically it’s a big meringue with a marshmellowy centre, topped with cream and usually sliced kiwifruit and strawberries. Yum yum!!

This recipe is my Mums. I’m not sure where she got it from but I think it’s out of a magazine. It’s so easy! And pretty much a no-fail recipe too.

Mini Pavlovas
You will need;

Ingredients as listed below
An electric beater or cake mixer
A spatula
Baking tray

Just follow the picture tutorial below. There is a PDF version of this post available here!

3 Egg Whites
1 C Castor Sugar
1/2 t Malt Vinegar
2 t Cornflour
1/2 t Vanilla Essence

Heat oven to 120°C. 

1. Separate egg whites into a glass bowl.
2. Beat until egg whites are stiff. They should stand up in a point when you lift the beater.
3. Slowly add the sugar 1/2 teaspoon at a time and beat through.
4. The mixture should look like this when it’s done. 

1. Add the cornflour, vanilla and malt vinegar and beat through.
2. Draw pencil circles on some baking paper; turn over so the pencil side is against the tray.
3. Spoon the pavlova mixture onto the circles and spread out, with a small dent in the centre.
4. Bake for 1 hour. The pavlovas should still be fairly white and crispy on the outside. 

Once your pavlovas are cool, whip up some cream and spread over the top. Add some chopped strawberries and kiwifruit and you’re done!

You could also top your pavlovas with passionfruit syrup, raspberries, grated chocolate....the options are endless!! Enjoy!

Like all of my '12 Days of Christmas' DIY tutorials, there is a PDF version of this blog post here. Simpy click on the link, print out the tutorial and get to work. Easy as that. Feedback appreciated!

Make sure to check out the rest of my 12 Days of Christmas posts for more awesome decorating ideas, recipes, and gift ideas!

1 comment:

  1. thank you for this ^___^ you're making me itching to get baking again! The pavlovas look super delicious :O Love them ^^