Friday, January 10, 2014

Snowy Berry Dessert

Winter and desserts go hand in hand. In my search for sumptuous dessert recipes, I came across this dessert filled with berries. This berry pavlova has everything that is super tasty to tease your taste buds. It takes about an hour and a half to prepare, but it is worth the effort.
The measurements below would serve at least eight people comfortably. So you can alter the measurements according to your need.

Berry Pavlova


·         About 6 egg whites

·         About 315 grams of caster sugar

·         2 teaspoons of white vinegar

·         1 tablespoon corn flour

·         300 ml thickened cream

·         Icing sugar to dust

·         Berries (while serving)


First make sure to preheat your oven to 120 degrees. Then trace a 20 cm circle on your baking paper and line it on the oven tray.  With an electric mixer whisk the egg whites in a clean, dry bowl until soft peaks form. Gradually add the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating well until it looks thick and glossy, and the sugar is completely dissolved.

Add the vinegar and corn flour and fold with a large metal spoon until just combined. Spoon the mixture onto the prepared tray. Using the traced circle as a guide, use a spatula or pallet knife to shape into a 20cm disc. Bake for one and half hour or until it is dry to the touch. Turn off oven and leave, with the door ajar, to cool completely.

With an electric mixer whisk the cream in a bowl until there is a soft peak which is formed. Now transfer the ready Pavlova to a serving plate and decorate it with a lot of frozen berries, cream and icing sugar.

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