Today is Saturday morning and I have my daughter and her friend here who stayed the night so this morning we decided to decorate this little beauties. I am very aware of the immense blessing that it is to have these wonderful young people take their time to spend with us. When someone, no matter who, takes the time to spend with you, that in itself is a blessing.
If you're looking for my pavlova x 2 recipe or just want some tips and suggestions on how to make pavlova then you can find that recipe post here because that's where I've shared a lot more.
Hello friends and thank you for reading my post.
Listen, it's been a meringue week in this house when I made these Two In One Mixed Berry Pavlova Desserts. That's not to say nothing else was made!? We have new Spice Additions arriving so there was that happening as well . Yes, yes its been busy but busy is good for both our bodies and minds.
DECORATING THE MINI PAVLOVA
Filling and Berries
I know that when you are actually making this recipe the decoration will be the last thing that you do however, let's touch on that now. This is the part that you can be as creative as you want. Having the ladies with me today and just after our morning coffees and teas I thought I would pull them in on this creative little project. To spend time with them in a relaxed setting and also get them to do the decorating while they were here 🙂 All you need is fresh berries of your choice and some whipped fresh cream.
With a little opening using a fork and a gentle tap on the top you can create a hole and fill it with cream and berries.
The ladies seemed to love the crème fraiche for filling the mini pavlova's a lot more than the regular whipped cream. It was a lot thicker making it easier to handle because those little tops are very small and can become quite a challenge to fill. When I made the larger pavlova recipe I found that the crème fraiche combined with some thick whipping cream was the winner so we used it again!
INGREDIENTS TO MAKE THESE BEAUTIES
- Egg whites
- Castor sugar
- Apple cider vinegar
- Crème Fraiche
- Full cream
- Fresh Berry selection
HOW TO MAKE THESE MINI PAVLOVAS
That the idea is to is to make these when you have the time and are not going to rush it. The entire recipe has 4 ingredients, is so easy to make and you also don't have run to the shops for anything! That's because the ingredients are so kitchen friendly.
KEEPING IT SIMPLE
This recipe doesn't use any decorating tools either because again, it' about using the flow of your hands and just being as creative as you like. The mini pavlovas were made yesterday, baked and left to cool down. I left them in the oven over night and we got to decorating this morning. Once you have your pavlova mix ready you simply use a spoon to gently drop spoonful's onto your tray. No particular shape just as big or small as you like them and a good distance apart. Bear in mind that the bigger they are the more risk there is to having cracks however as mentioned in my Mixed Berry Pavlova its the cracks that add to the beauty and originality.
REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD MAKE THIS RECIPE
Not that you need any but lets share a few good ones;
- Beautiful, decadent dessert
- So easy to make
- Absolutely delicious
- Light and easy to eat
- Convenient because they are little
I cant think of another gorgeous summer recipe to make (and that's another reason if you're also in summer right now) besides this fabulous summer mango cheesecake!
MORE SUMMER DESSERTS
- Creamy No-Bake Mango Cheesecake
- Dreamy Mixed Berry Dessert
- Easy Pecan Nut Chocolate Cheesecake
- Mixed Berry Pavlova
Okay lovely friends, I do hope that you enjoy this decadent yet easy dessert! Be sure to give me a comment/review below and don't forget to message me and follow me on Instagram and YouTube!
Mini Pavlovas Filled With Crème Fraiche and Fresh Berries
- 4 egg whites
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup castor sugar
- 2 teaspoons Maizena
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 250 grams creme fraiche
- whipping cream
- Fresh berries
- 1 tablespoon vanilla essence
- Clean all your equipment with vinegar or lemon juice. There should be no speckle of dust, oil etc on your baking bowl, spoons etc.
- Heat the oven to 110 and make sure the rack is in the middle.
- Whisk the egg whites (on medium to high speed) till white peaks form, no over mixing! See this post here for more tips and suggestions.
- Gradually while the mixer is running, add the sugar pausing in-between each addition giving the cake mixer time to whisk all the sugar into the egg whites.
- Once all the sugar has been added, check by dabbing a little between your fingers, If you feel no sugar roughage between your fingers you can move on to the next step but if there is still sugar not well combined continue whisking.
- Once the sugar has all been added and well combined turn the electric mixer off.
- Add the vinegar and maizena and fold it all into the meringue mixture using a spatula.
- Now using a clean vinegar wiped spoon and the spatula, gently drop spoonful's of the meringue mix onto the prepared oven tray. Make them fairly well spaced and use the back of a spoon if you want to make flat edges or you can let them take their own shape.
- Drop the heat of the oven to 90 C, gently place the tray in the oven and bake for 1 hour 15 minutes.
- When the timer goes off, turn the heat off and leave them in the oven to cool down for a further 3 hours. At which point you can open the oven and check them. If you are not serving immediately then leave them and decorate just before serving.
- Add the 2 creams and vanilla into a mixing bowl, whisk for a few seconds and use to fill the mini pavlovas. There was no sugar used in the cream but if you are wanting more sweetness you can add a tablespoon or 2 of icing sugar into your cream.
- To fill the pavlovas, use a small cake fork to gently tap on the tip (top) and it will crack then continue making the hole as small or as big as you want. Fill with cream and decorate to you liking. Enjoy, Miranda xx
Okay lovely friends, I do hope that you enjoy this decadent yet easy dessert! Be sure to give me a comment/review below and don’t forget to message me and follow me on Instagram and YouTube!