10 May 2011

Easy and quick pavlova

Saturday dawned nice, not as nice as Friday, but still, nice. Neither cold nor warmPerfect.
My husband had gone to the dentist and I was calm thinking that he would cook. A barbecue at lunch for us. So, I would have a little to cook, just a green salad with prosciutto and ready

 But I needed a dessert, which, in fact,  I had not thought, much less in doing.
  I remembered that I had to go on the market . for some fruits and vegetables, that are close to home , and it is very good.
So I went, the first thing I see are strawberries, certain are the first of the season.  I quickly got into the shopping bag,because I love strawberries. 

I always loved the combination of meringue with whipped cream and strawberries, As I had no time to prepare a true pavlova  I improvise this.

It was a very good weekend, very autumn with clear sky and mild temperature, even we had lunch in the patio and after lunch we were relaxing, reading and  listening music.

The original recipe is made ​​from egg whites, cream of tartar, cornstarch and sugar.
As I said before, improvise and I put a meringue that had, and beat the cream and vanilla Just I leave you the basic recipe, if you dare


  4 eggs white
*1/8  tablespoon e cream of tartar
*1/8 tablespoon salt
*1 ¼ cup of sugar
*2 Teaspoon cornstarch
*1 teaspoon white vinegar 
*1 teaspoon vanilla  extract 
  •   Pre heat oven (350F).
    Whisk the egg whites with the cream of tartar and salt for eight minutes, then add the sugar, cornstarch, vinegar and vanilla. Beat until shiny stiff peaks form, about 10 minutes more.
     Put on pan lined with  wax paper ,  with a pencil draw a circle of 20cm (8 Inches) diameter,and over the line to spread the meringue with a spatula. bake for 10 minutes,then reduce heat to 150 ° C (300F) and leave until it is fluffy and lightly browned, about 40 minutes more. Turn off the oven and leave for 30 minutes more


Nina said...

Sylvia, gorgeous pavlova! Thanks for sharing this easy one....enjoy the autumn temperatures! Cheers.


Olá Sylvia, tudo bem ? Que receita deliciosa e linda também ! Adorei as fotos ! Gostei muito também das outras fotos de B.Aires. Eu conheço Puerto Madero. Muito lindo lá ! Beijos

beleye said...

Oh yes, you are right. This is quite similar to my "sweet surprise"! Your meringues are looking extremely beautiful with the strawberries...

Figs, Bay, Wine said...

What a beautiful little meal you made for yourself! I'm ging to try and have the exact same this week, just for the experience. So many of my favorite things. You live so beautifully.