The first time I heard about this dessert was in a Mills and boon novel set in Australia. The heroine in the book, like all the M&B heroines was an excellent cook and she baked Pavlovas for a dinner party. I was mesmerized by the description in the book, it said something about them being light, airy, fluffy, melt in the mouth etc. This name stuck in my head, and last year i looked it up on my birthday and made it for the first time. It was better than I had imagined in my head and was true to its description I read in the book and online.
I love it as it is super simple, very unique, requires very few ingredients. You can make it using a hand mixer, you don't need very fancy equipment.
I followed recipe from the blog, the kitchn: Pavlova recipe.
Pavlova Shell/ 8 Mini Shells
- 4 egg whites
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
- Once they have cooled, they can stored in air tight container for a few days. One of several things I love about them