I love the Easter season! The time given to meditating on what was accomplished on my behalf is such a blessing!! It seemed like it would never get here this year, since it was about as late in the year as it can ever be!! Since a friend gave me some delicious strawberries the other day, I just knew that Sunday’s dessert had to be Pavlova. My sister introduced me to Pavlova after she spent some time in Northern Ireland. This particular recipe came from another friend from that part of the world. It is a melt-in-your-mouth type of dessert that leaves you wanting more!
6 egg whites
1-1/2 c. sugar
3 heaping tsp. corn starch
1-1/2 tsp. white vinegar
Chocolate sprinkles or shaved chocolate
Beat the egg whites until stiff and peaks form. Add the sugar gradually and continue beating. Add cornstarch and vinegar slowly and continue beating until all is mixed well.
Prepare pan: use either a pizza pan or cookie sheet. Measure a piece of wax paper to fit the bottom of the pan. Spray oil on one side of the wax paper. Dampen the cookie sheet and lay the wax paper, oiled side up, on the cookie sheet. Spread the pavlova on the sheet in the middle and to within 1/2 of the edge. Keep the top as smooth as possible. The pavlova can be up to 2 inches thick depending on the size of your pan. Bake for an hour and 15 minutes at 250 degrees. Let cool completely.
Other fruits such as blueberries; kiwi; or mandarins can also be used.
Hope you have enjoyed the recipes that we’ve posted here. Sunday, May 1, is our first anniversary! We are pretty busy here in the Gardner household with 2 graduations coming up, but we’ll try to post something special for our one-year anniversary!