Saturday, June 16, 2007

Berry Pavlova

I think I may have just found my 4th of July dessert...

4 large egg whites
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup heavy cream, whipped
2 cups fresh berries, of your choice

Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Place a piece of parchment paper onto a baking sheet. Set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat egg whites, lemon juice, and salt together until glossy peaks form. With mixer running, add sugar in three additions, beating until meringue is stiff and glossy. Sprinkle in cornstarch and vanilla; gently fold to combine.

Mound the meringue in the center forming an 8-inch circle. Using a spatula, evenly spread meringue out towards the edges. Transfer baking sheet to oven. Bake for 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Turn off oven and let meringue cool completely in oven. When meringue is cool and completely dry, top with whipped cream and desired fruits.

1 comment:

Denver said...

Sugar and strawberries...what could be better?