This year for Valentine’s Day I wanted to make  a sweet treat that was a bit unique and has a big visual impact but at the same time really simple to make…Pavlova!!  Whether you’re making these for a special someone in your life or perhaps you, like myself, decide to treat your self, Pavlovas are a great dessert that everyone will be sure to love!


Pavlova Recipe

4 Egg whites, room temperture

1 cup  fine white sugar

3 tsp  cornstarch

1 tsp white vinegar


Preheat oven to 200F. Prepare baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper. On the underside of the paper trace the outline using a a glass or a round cookie cutter to use as a guide. Add egg whites to a stand mixer, using the whisk attachment blend on high until soft peaks form. Slowly add sugar and continue to mix until glossy. Sift in cornstarch and vinegar.

Using a spatula or a spoon, build fluffy mounds within the shape of your drawn circles. Place pavlovas in the oven, immediately reducing the heat to 180F. Bake for an hour and a half and then turn oven off, allow Pavlovas to cool inside of oven for at least one more hour.


Raspberry Rose Cream Recipe

1 cup heavy whipping cream

3 tsp rose water

3-4 heaping tbs of macerated raspberries

Note: macerated raspberries are basically marinated raspberries to amplify and enhance flavors.


In a stand mixer add whipping cream and rose water and beat on high until peaks form. Carefully fold in macerated raspberries . Store in refrigerator until ready to assemble.



To finish simply take the bottom layer with cream and a spoonful of additional macerated raspberries, placing the second layer on top. Top your Pavlovas with any number of fresh berries, figs,edible flowers the choices are limitless.  Enjoy immediately!


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