A True Aussie – My First Pavlova

We were heading out to our friends for dinner and I wanted to take something along.  I didn’t want to pick something up from the supermarket…. I wanted to make something.   Something homemade with a little love!  It feels like forever since I had time to enjoy being in the kitchen.  I have a little more time up my sleeve now with Ben being older and with not working.  I had a million eggs from our girls so I decided to give a great Australian desert a go.  I was set to cook my first Pavlova.  And not the instant one out of the Pavlova egg!!!   I have grown up eating pavlova but never made one myself.   I was pretty excited.  So onto the internet I jumped and found non other than Margaret Fulton’s Pavlova.  I didn’t make the cherry sauce.  I am more a whipped cream and strawberry girl on my pavlova.  I  took  some  snaps  of the process just  so those disbelievers could see I really did it.

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The ingredients…. just egg whites, caster sugar, vanilla extract and vinegar.  Sounds so easy!!!  Don’t forget the strawberries and whipped cream for the top.

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Whipping up the egg whites and sugar.  I had never whipped egg whites before.  It tasted so good!!  YUMMO!!

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All whipped up and ready to go in the oven.  At this point I was standing a little taller, chest puffed out…..so proud of myself.  Ben was also having a fabulous time licking the bowl!!

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And presto….an hour and a half later…… the final product.  Oh my goodness I don’t mean to boast but what a master piece!!!  It was so easy too.  I definitely recommend giving it a go.  It was a hit!!

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