Rebel Wilson, the 28 year old Australian actress, writer and a stand-up comedian, flew home for celebrating Christmas with her family. Neither did she prepare turkey nor honey glazed ham, but was seen munching on the traditional Pavlova or ‘Pav’. This is well portrayed on social sites such as Twitter and Facebook. The recipe has a crunchy and crisp outer-shell and is soft and moist from inside. The texture makes me crave for it right away. I love authentic recipes. Hope you enjoyed Chocolate Lamington.
Did you know that Pavlova has a historical significance? Pavlova is a dessert. It is named after a famous Russian ballet dancer called Anna Pavlova, when she visited Australia. There is yet a long story behind this. Pavlova makes a great summer dessert in entire Australia and New Zealand. Different fruits added to this recipe, give a colorful topping thereby making the dessert yummier. So let’s celebrate Australia day with authentic Pavlova.
16 Egg Whites,
2 diced Kiwi fruits,
A pinch Cream of Tartar,
300 ml thickened Cream,
1 1/2 cups Caster Sugar,
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract,
250 gm diced Strawberries,
Mint leaves for Garnishing,
1 tablespoon Icing Sugar mixture.
1. Preheat oven to 120 D. C. Line a baking tray and baking paper. With an electric mixer, beat egg whites until stiff peaks are formed.
2. Now add caster sugar. Beat until the sugar dissolves. Then add cream of tartar. Beat for 1 minute.
3. Spoon mixture onto circle. Using a spatula, shape into a circle as shown. Make furrows. Bake for 1 hour or until firm. Turn off oven. Allow to cool.
4. For the cream, using an electric mixer, beat cream, icing sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form.
5. Place the cool pavlova on a serving plate. Top with cream mixture, mint leaves and fruits as shown. Serve.
Enjoy Australia Day!