Had family over yesterday for a BBQ lunch – my pavlova is a favourite so got up early (7am – me – 7am on a Sunday!!!) to make it. I was going to make it on Saturday night, so I could let it cool properly overnight in the oven but I got a bit wrapped up in my knitting and tv and completely forgot. Hence the early (early!) start on Sunday.
Some progress shots – white fluffy goodness in the bowl – I LOVE my kitchenaid mixer; ready on the baking tray (I use a Tupperware silicone mat – they are great!).
I use the pavolva
pattern recipe from Stephanie Alexander’s The Cooks Companion – it is a no fail recipe, in my experience anyway (and, btw, a fantastic cookbook if you are looking for a really good reference book as well as great recipes and good writing style)! Lots of people say they can’t make pavlova but I think if you can read, you can make this – you just have to mix it a lot – longer than you think – and do the “rub test” – when you think it is done mixing, pinch a little mix between your thumb and finger and rub together – if it feels a bit gritty, it needs more beating (the grittiness is the sugar, not quite dissolved enough).
And, ta-daaaaa, the end product!
Should have taken an after shot – there wasn’t much left!