Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Mini Pavlova

This was obviously a recipe meant for Valentine's Day. But then I decided that love should be celebrated all through the year and I should post this a few days late just to remind everyone of the promises made on V Day. I assure you, my being late had nothing to do with being inexplicably lazy.
 

Whether you are in love or not, this is one dessert that you'll enjoy. Mini heart shaped pavlova drizzled with melted dark chocolate and filled with whipped cream, cherry pie filling and chocolate sauce; what's not to like?




For the meringue, you need to whip up 3 egg whites in a clean, dry bowl till soft peaks hold. Add 170 grams castor sugar one tablespoon at a time and whisk well after each addition till you can't feel the sugar grit. By the time you have added in all the sugar, the meringue should be glossy and hold stiff peaks. Fold in a teaspoon of cornflour, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence and 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice. Pipe the meringue onto parchment paper in whatever shape you like. I drew hearts on the parchment paper and used the drawing as a guide to pipe the mixture. You can simply drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto the parchment paper as well. Drizzle over 35 grams of melted dark chocolate. Bake in a pre heated oven at 100C for 60 - 80 minutes or till the meringue peels away from the parchment paper easily. Open the oven door a bit and leave the meringue in it for a couple of hours.

Fill in the meringue with whipped cream, cherry pie filling and drizzle over more melted chocolate or chocolate sauce. I used around two cups of whipped cream and a quarter cup of pie filling.





May your heart be full of love all through the year!

14 comments:

  1. Wow wow wow wow..Wow this looks amazing :-) great recipe and presentation :-)

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  2. Looks yum Indu!! I too made some Meringues with chocolate for V Day, but never made it to the blog. They were all gone :)

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  3. I am sure your man would have been totally impressed by all the hearts u made.Pavlova does look cute.
    I too hope everyone's heart is filled with love all through out the year cause I too have some pending hearts to post he heee :))

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  4. pavlova looks yumm and very well presented.

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  5. They look delicious Indu :-) so perfectly made

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  6. They look perfect not just for valentine's day but for any day right... They look so good ..love it

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  7. Loosks perfect! Did Qya like them?

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    1. Yes, he did! :D
      We were fighting for the last bit :)

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  8. The mini pavlovas look lovely and I especially loved the chocolate drizzle over it.

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  9. First time on your blog.. lovely snaps.. n the mini pavlovas look really cute... :)

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  10. Hello Indu....beautiful blog and lovely pics .....loved it!! :)

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  11. Oh Indu, this is lovely! And I agree valentine's day can be celebrated any day and nobody needs to know thats because someone was lazy some time back. ;) Brilliant idea, thanks for sharing- pinning it!

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