Wednesday, 14 December 2011
Perfect festive summer dessert
Chewy, creamy, crispy, sweet, tart- she must have been something that Anna Pavlova.
A pavlova makes people happy, it creates a celebration and is the perfect dinner party distraction- was the Beef really overcooked?
Throw everything you have at it- strawberries, blackberries, cherries, blueberries, raspberries, if it looked like a berry I tossed it in, along with 2 tubs of cream and to finish it off, I whizzed up a strawberry coulis and poured it over...it felt good.
Before I got the knack, I threw away at least eight. Eventually you get a feel for when the beaten whites are just right to add the sugar and then to add the sugar just slowly enough to make magic, and then the treachery of the oven.......I do 10 minutes 160, then 1 hour 140- then switch off and leave in oven- Do not peek!!!
When you can't stand it anymore open the oven, if its good, pour yourself a drink, if it's a flop, grab the bottle you have a long night ahead...