We're just goin to cut to the chase on this one:
Have you ever had PAVLOVA? It's delicious! I love the crisp chewy outside and fluffy meringue inside.
I first had pavlova at my inlaws and fell in love! A meringue cake? So. Good.
I've since made it a couple times, once last Christmas- a wreath pavlova with a cranberry and pomegranate mascarpone whip (which is what I'm sharing with you today!) and then last Mother's Day I treated my mom to lemon curd pavlova nests with blueberries and mint, because her favourite dessert is lemon meringue pie, so I put a little twist on it!
Today's berry pavlova has got to be the best of the two so far. I love the combination of mascarpone and whipping cream- it's light from the whipping cream, but has that little light bit of savouriness of the mascarpone cheese. And mixed with a pomegranate cranberry sauce, oh man. What is not to like? It's not too sugary (even my husband and my father in law who don't love desserts will eat it!) Plus it's topped with sugared cranberries and pomegranate arils, with some rosemary sprigs to give it a little more colour and make it festive.
You can find the original recipe by clicking here!
MY ONE MISTAKE:
As I mentioned, I've made pavlova before. I've baked my entire life and have had few fails in my baking efforts, so the first time I made pavlova I was so happy it turned out perfect. THIS TIME I got lazy, the recipe specifically said to use a stand mixer, but I didn't feel like pulling it out of the cupboard so I used a hand mixer. BIG NO NO! It took forever to fluff the egg whites, and even then I had to pour it into my stand mixer anyways to fix it. Bottom line? Don't be lazy, do it right the first time! And the baking gods were on my side because it ended up turning out fine, not great! But fine. It was the perfect end to my first slow cooker roast dinner.
Remember when I mentioned Rosemary spriggs? Well that's because it's Bake and Bathe October! And as per usual I must include a blend of our bath salts and bath bombs to entice you with. Treat yourself with our Secret Garden blend; Rosemary and lemongrass! The vibrant scent of this blend will wow your senses with its citrus savoury mix.
You can buy them by clicking here!
And we still have our buy 3 or more, get one free sale until October 31!
Happy Baking and Bathing!