- Crispy meringue shell base
- Vanilla custard
- Fresh kiwifruit and grapes
- Sweet vanilla gaze (makes the fruit shiny and keeps it longer)
- Milk chocolate drizzle
- Chocolate chips at the corners
- A happy face in the middle :)
Monday, March 10, 2014
Here is my first attempt at a pavlova. I think it turned out quite well, it is certainly pretty and was also quite tasty. Here is what this pavlova consists of:
Of course pavlova can really consist of anything - what really makes the pavlova is the meringue base. Use any fresh fruit in any pattern as you wish!
For something a little different, I really wanted to emphasize the vanilla flavor. Usually most things I make are heavy on the chocolate (and with good reason). But this time I wanted to be different and focus on a light dessert with a vanilla flavor. Yes, I did accent it with a dash of chocolate. I used a heavy dose of vanilla extract in both the meringue and the vanilla custard - more on that tomorrow.