25th of February is the first birthday of “lachefturca” and I would like to celebrate it with a very elegant and delicious recipe. Despite the fact that the baking time is quite long, it is very easy to prepare. I hope you will try the recipe and enjoy it.
Pavlova is named after a Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova. There is a great debate about who made it first; Australia or New Zealand, but no matter to whom it belongs to; there is one point that everyone agree is that it is very delicicious.
-3 large egg whites at room temperature
– 2/3 cup granulated sugar
-1 coffespoon corn starch
-1 coffeespoon lemon juice
-1 tablespoon vanilin
-200 ml heavy whipping cream (very cold)
-2 tablespoon granulated sugar
-1cup fresh fruit (blueberries, currants, blackberries)
-Preheat the oven to 150˚ C.
-Draw circles with 3 cm diameter with the help of a mold or cup on a large parchment baking paper
– Beat 3 egg whites with a mixer on high speed 1 min until soft peaks form. With the mixer on, gradually add vanillin and 2/3 cup sugar; beat 10 min on high speed, or until stiff peaks form.
-Use a spatula to quickly fold in 1 coffeespoon lemon juice and 1 coffeespoon corn starch and mix until well blended.
-Pipe meringue into nests onto the parchment paper using a pastry bag. Indent the center with a spoon to allow room for cream.
– Lower the heat of oven to 100˚ C right before put the meringues into the oven. Bake it for 1 hour and 15 minutes then turn the oven off and without opening the door, let meringues in the hot oven another 15 minutes.
– Outsides will be dry and crispy and cream-colored and insides should be marshmallow soft.
– Allow meringues to cool to room temperature.
– Beat cold whipping cream with 2 tablespoon granulated sugar for 2-3 minutes or until whipped.
– Pipe frosting onto the pavlova and top with the fruits