Monday, 14 December 2009
Our favorite dessert recipe
Happy Monday, one and all! Hope you enjoyed your weekend. As I said in my last post, I was going to a family gathering on Sat. evening. Well, we had a great time meeting up with family and enjoyed a fabulous feast of good things to eat. One of the things I was asked to make by special request was my pavlova dessert. It always goes down well with everyone. So here's the recipe, should you care to try it - it's sweet but light!
4 egg whites
8 oz caster sugar
1 tablespoon cornflour
1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence
whipped cream and fruit to decorate
Simply whisk the 4 egg whites until stiff - this usually takes about 3 mins.Next sift in HALF of the sugar, the cornflour and then add the vanilla essence.
Whisk again for approx 2 mins until mixture is glossy in appearance.
Now add the remainder of the sugar but this time gently FOLD in with a spatula.
You are now ready to place mixture onto an ovenproof plate covered in greaseproof baking parchment.
Spread out evenly.Place in the oven for 50 - 60 mins but keep a close watch on it that it doesn't brown too much. It should be crisp on the outside and a light golden color.
Don't worry it will crack and sink a little after it is removed from the oven.
I flip it over carefully as the base gives a smoother surface on which to spread the whipped cream.Decorate with fruit of your choice. I used strawberries and sliced kiwi fruit for a Christmas look.
Now you're ready to enjoy it.Sometimes I also grate chocolate over it too for an extra touch of decadence!
Have a good week,