Mary Berry’s Strawberry Pavlova
This week’s Weekly Bake Off challenge was Strawberry Pavlova from Mary Berry’s 100 Cakes and Bakes. The recipe can also be found here :-
Seemingly Pavlova originates from Australia and can be quite difficult to make if you don’t have a good recipe. This is my first attempt at Pavlova and I’m delighted with the result. Mary’s recipe is clearly a good one as I found it extremely easy to follow. It has a lovely crisp topping which has cracked a little but Mary says that’s ok and it adds to its charm. The best part though is the deliciously gooey marshmallow-like centre. I did over whip my cream a bit but despite its little imperfections the overall effect of the Pavlova is show-stopping and definitely one to bring out at a party!
NB I drizzled a little strawberry syrup over the top of my Pavlova which is not in the recipe
Here is another one of Mary’s Pavlova recipes (it’s slightly different to the one printed in her book but looks just as easy to make) http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1614633/pavlova-mary-berrys-recipe
And to check out all the lovely entries in the Weekly Bake Off http://weeklybakeoff.blogspot.com