Thursday, July 9, 2020

Mini Pavlova with Macerated Berries and Whipping Cream and a Progressive Blogger Dinner

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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. 



 
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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. 




Mini Pavlova

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. 




Macerated Berries

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. 

Whipping Cream

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.

9 comments:

  1. Hi Elizabeth
    What a great recipe to enjoy during the summer heat! I think I might even be able to pull this one off. As you know I hate baking, but I have been wanting to try these! Thank you so much for joining us!! I knew you would not let us down!

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  2. THESE ARE ADORABLE!I make PAVLOVA but the BIG ONE!AS IT IS GLUTEN FREE SO I CAN EAT IT!Our recipes are the same except for the cooking time!I only let mine bake for an hour!I wonder if yours are MORE CHEWY?I MUST TRY!HAPPY SUMMER ELIZABETH!!XX

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  3. I love Pavlova and haven't made any in ages - will certainly do that soon as your lovely photos have my taste buds tingling! Berries are so good right now, and we bought excellent Washington cherries this week.

    Yesterday I cooked down fresh chopped rhubarb and strawberries for about 10 mins., with sugar and a little lemon juice. I keep in fridge and spoon on my vanilla yogurt (Brown Cow is my favorite) with a spoonful of muesli and chia seeds - best breakfast!!!

    Have a beautiful day Elizabeth -

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  4. Elizabeth, I LOVE that I now have this recipe. It's my mom and sister's favorite and now I can make it for them (and me). I like how you added vanilla to the whipped cream. All your photos have my mouth watering!!! What a great summer dessert!

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  5. YUM! I love the idea of a mini pavlova. Also the macerating of the fruit. All together YUMMY! Must ry.

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  6. Love this! I make large pavlovas, but these mini ones are cute for a party and with the covid thing maybe better if people do outside entertaining. I also love your mix of berries! Fun idea. Nice this link up as I need more ideas this summer for food! xo

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  7. Love this progressive BBQ! Printing all the recipes in anticipation of a weekend feast. I adore Pavlova, but have never made it ... individual portions seem like a great idea. Yum! xo

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  8. Love this progressive BBQ! Printing all the recipes in anticipation of a weekend feast. I adore Pavlova, but have never made it ... individual portions seem like a great idea. Yum! xo

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  9. You have inspired me to bake some Pavlova! These look so light and delicious with the fresh berries and whipped cream, perfect for summer.

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