Monday, June 1, 2009

Pavlova, Baby!

In my pathetic quest to find New and Interesting Desserts, I came across this lovely looking pavlova in Gourmet magazine.

I had to make it. Here's how mine turned out. 

Note the absence of blueberries. I'm not paying $3.99 for a pint of blueberries. Despite my fiscal snobbery, it turned out delicious. I love how the meringue is crispy on the outside and marshmallowy on the inside. How the lemon curd, lightened with cream, was still tart. It's really easy to make, and I can imagine all sorts of variations with this summer's fruit. 

I can also imagine myself eating this with Alan Rickman in 17-century garb on the grand lawn of an English country manor while our dashing children frolic in the shrubberies. 
So if you're feeling a little refined and want a change of pace from brownies, make this. You might just start talking with an accent.

3 comments:

Fab Fisher Family said...

I love pavlova! I had it first in Australia and haven't had it since. You made me want to try making it myself. It looks yummy!

tom & laura said...

mmm...my mom makes something very similar to that...not sure if it's the same thing...she layers the meringue with some kind of pineapple filling and whipped cream. whatever it is, it's delicious!

amanda said...

that is beautiful! looks delicious too. ever thought of giving cooking/baking lessons...?