Friday, February 10, 2006

Raspberry Pavlova - SHF 16# Recipe for Love

Raspberry Pav
Originally uploaded by Pookiefatcat.

Taste Everything Once is hosting Sugar High Friday this month, with the theme A Recipe for Love, asking us to make a fabulous Valentines Dessert. I chose A Raspberry Pav..

4 Egg Whites
250g Sugar
pinch of salt
1 tsp vinegar
2 tsp cornstarch
dash of vanilla

1 cup whipping cream
2 tbsp sugar

Preheat the oven to 350C
Whip the egg whites with the pinch of salt. Add the sugar and mix until stiff peaks form. Stir in the vanilla, vinegar and cornstarch, being careful not to deflate the egg. Pile the whipped egg white on a baking tray lined with parchment. Try and keep the eggs even so one part doesnt dry out too much. Place in the oven and immediatly turn the oven down to 300C. Bake for 1 hour and turn off the oven. Leave over night.

The next day whip the cream with the sugar and pile on the cooled pavlova. Top with the raspberries. (Fresh would be great but because it's February - I used frozen.) Eat with sticky fingers and one you love.

I chose pavlova for several reasons. First because whipped cream has immediate connotations of love and well..... It's fluffy and sweet and you get to lick your fingers and sometimes it gets on noses and necks and whee!! And Raspberries have that bright crimson colour that makes me think of passion. The sticky, marshmallowy, sweet meringue is just a bonus!

Second because the Husband loves a good Pav and I hardly ever make them.

Third, I happened to have 4 egg whites just waiting for me.


Jennifer said...

A dessert that's tempting AND light! What a wonderful idea.

Thanks for taking part in this month's Sugar High Friday. Look for a round up in the next few days.

sailu said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog,Christine.That pav is looking yummilious.
When ever I see blogs like yours,Anne's of Anne's Food and Chanit's My Mom's Recipes and More...I am inspired to improve my baking and photography skills ..:)

sha said...

hi christine
thanks for passing by at my page
I have done meringue before BUT NOT PAVLOVA
BUT this is my wish list this summer when the summer fruits come aplenty

raspberries are very expensive in Greece...but occasionally when tempatation attacts my senses more than my common sense.. well I could not resist.

am envious of your cuban trip.
my sister flew all the way there from UK via Spain.
and thing is there are many cuban food similar to my country of birth the philippines.

see u around this SHF is really is such an excuse to indulge

Nicholas said...

I'm loving the red on white colours, I could eat that right now!
I love a good pavlova anytime!

Hanna said...

Looks great! I absolutely love raspberries and whipped cream, but I've never had Pavlova. I think that may change soon. What's the texture of the baked egg white part like? Sort of hard and crumbly or crunchy with a soft center? That part reminds me of a German Christmas cookie recipe.

Randi said...

that looks great, were those the rasberries from this summer?

Christine said...

Hanna, the pav is crunchy on the outside and gooey and marshmallowy on the inside. Even after a few days in the fridge is was still crisp and gooey.

Randi, no I was out of the ones I froze so I had to buy some. I was too cheap for the fresh so I went with the frozen.

Thanks everybody!