This French dessert can be baked in the form of a large cake, also in the form of small cakes, which we will do today. If you don't know how to make meringues, then it's very simple. Following our detailed recipe, you can easily repeat and prepare meringues at home ...
For the filling that will decorate our meringue, and is also the highlight of our dessert, I use strawberries in the original, although other fruits and berries, including exotic fruits, can be used if available.
Meringue with cream recipe with photo
The first step is to beat the egg whites with a little salt (about the tip of a knife). Well, then add the powdered sugar in parts, while continuing to beat. Add 2 teaspoons of cornstarch, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract and one teaspoon of wine vinegar.
Place parchment paper on a baking sheet. Leaving a distance, spread the meringue on the surface, about 3 teaspoons, while forming flat circles with a circle of 10 cm with a dimple in the middle.
Transfer to a preheated oven to 160 degrees and bake for no more than 20-25 minutes with the oven on. Then turn it off and let the cake steep on the bottom rack for another 30 minutes. After that, take out the baked meringue and refrigerate.
In theory, the meringue is actually ready, but this is not what we want to cook. Next comes the fun part: rinse the berries and fruits. You can use any seasonally available, for example, in this recipe were used: ripe peaches, grapes of two colors and mint leaves for decoration.
Divide the grapes in half, cut the peach into thin and small slices, as shown in the photo.
Place whipped cream in the middle of the meringue, garnish with chopped peaches and grapes, add some fruit jam and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Well, then, you can safely proceed to the most crucial part - to start the meal. Enjoy in pleasure!
... And a little history! In the original, this delicacy is called "Pavlova" and this dessert is named in honor of the Russian ballerina, who was on tour in France at the beginning of the last century. Although New Zealand claims the authorship, where Pavlova also toured.