Are you ready for some RED-HOT LOVE in the kitchen?
I thought so! Well, as you’ll see this recipe brings all that and more!
One of the things I LOVE most to do in the kitchen is to conquer. No, I’m not talking Game of Thrones type conquering; I’m talking about dominating your fears in the kitchen. Recipes, techniques, equipment you’ve never used before can be intimidating. I LOVE the feeling when you go outside your arsenal of “comfortable” and conquer something new! It makes me feel like Daenerys Targaryen walking through RED-HOT fire!
Something I was intimidated to try is called a Pavlova – just the name made it sounds all kinds of fancy pants. Then I saw one made on the Food Network and it didn’t look so hard. It seemed a perfect recipe to use my new best friend in the kitchen – my brand spanking new RED-HOT KitchenAid Stand Mixer. Having used a hand mixer all my life, I have been having so much fun learning all this machine can conquer. In this recipe, it is the master of the egg whites.
The Pavlova is said to have been named for the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova. The dessert started appearing in Australia and New Zealand after her tours there in the 1920’s. There is much HOT debate between the two countries over who actually originated the recipe.
Thinking ahead to Valentine’s Day, I created a double chocolate version, in a heart shape that is topped with whipped cream and RED berries. I just LOVE the textures of this Pavlova – it’s crunchy, chewy, creamy and juicy all at once. Hope your Valentine’s Day is RED-HOT and full of LOVE and chocolate!
A Pavlova is a meringue-like base that is crisp and crackly on the outside and marshmallowy on the inside. It starts in a HOT oven, then it gently cools with the oven door propped open. The first one I made was a traditional version topped with lemon curd, whipped cream and berries.
(From my Balanced Eats column in Main Line Media News)
Make heart shape:
Whip up the Pavlova:
Thanks for spending some time in the cloud with me. I hope you love the recipe!
Tina ( :