Pavlovas for Australia Day

I made mini Pavlovas to take to the local Australia Day Tennis Party. I always like to take food to share that is mostly from our place. At the moment that is pretty limited due to the lack of rain. We do still have loads of eggs and I managed to find a few passion fruit that have ripened. So mini Pavlovas with cream and passion-fruit it was.
I recently discovered that you can freeze egg whites and when you defrost them they whip up beautifully to make meringues or souffle. Whenver I make pasta there is always two excess egg whites so now I freeze these instead of feeding them to the cat.
This is the recipe I used. It makes Pavlova that is a light caramel colour, light as a feather, crisp and crunchy on the outside, fluffy and a little bit chewy on the inside, yum!

Mini Pavlova Recipe
Preheat the oven to 150 degrees
Line a baking tray with baking paper
Whisk 3 egg whites until light and fluffy
Add 3/4 cup of sifted caster sugar gradually and beat
Add 1 tsp white vinegar
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract and beat until stiff peaks form
Place dessert spoons of the mixture on the prepared trays
Make a small depression in the top of each pavlova (this will hold the cream)
Bake at 150 for twenty minutes
Turn off the oven and leave in the oven until completely cooled, about two hours
When ready to serve place whipped cream on top and drizzle with passion fruit pulp



The finished product!

Comments

Neat tip on the egg whites! Delicious looking little passionfruit pavlova. I'd eat 3 in a go! :-d

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