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Basic Pavlova with Macerated Berries

Macerated Berries for Basic Pavlova

Basic Pavlova with Macerated Berries recipe

Do you guys watch New Girl? I just started it and I am trying really hard to get Jenny to watch it because I feel like it’s the modern day version of Friends. We all know how much Jenny loved Friends. I think I am in love with Schmidt, because he just talks about food all the time. Every show I watch I fall in love with one character. On Friends it was Ross, That 70’s Show it was Eric, News Room it’s Jim AND Neal. Do you guys get crushes on people that are in shows you watch? I am so curious.

I feel like Schmidt from New Girl would totally approve of this Basic Pavlova with Macerated Berries recipe we have for you today. Have you ever had pavlova? Just by looking at it I thought I wouldn’t like it so much. I thought it would be like eating chalk with berries on top. The inside of the pavlova is actually cake-y and light and fluffy. My favorite part of the process of baking this is that when it’s out of the oven and beautiful and perfect, then you ruin it by smacking the top with a spoon and breaking it. That part is the best, and also allows the berries and their juices to seep in and create a beautiful delicious mess. It’s crazy how easy this is to make, and it is so impressive looking. Think about it the next time you have to make dessert for people!
♥ Teri

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Basic Pavlova with Macerated Berries
Makes 1

4 egg whites
1 teaspoon cream of tartar, optional
1 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
1 1/4 cups superfine sugar (granulated is fine)
macerated berries:
1 cup fresh raspberries
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup fresh blackberries
1/2 cup superfine sugar (granulated is fine)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

sweetened whipped cream, optional

1. Preheat oven to 300˚F.
2. For meringue: Place egg whites into a clean stand mixer bowl and whisk on medium speed until light and frothy. (If using cream of tarter and vanilla extract, add at this time)
3. With the motor running, gradually add sugar until mixture is thick, fluffy, glossy, and medium-stiff peaks form.
4. Scoop and shape mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet and place into the oven.
5. Once pavlova is in the oven, reduce temperature to 250˚F and bake for about 1 hour. Turn oven off and allow pavlova to sit and cool completely, 1 to 2 hours.
6. For macerated berries: Place all ingredients into a bowl and fold together, lightly mashing berries together. Allow mixture to sit for at least an hour before using.
7. To assemble: Top pavlova with whipped cream (if using), followed by the macerated berries and serve.

  1. Katie Not Specified Not Specified

    Thank you! I wanted to make a pavlova for a dinner party tomorrow and your recipe arrived at exactly the right time! It looks perfect. x P.S. I was in love with Ross from Friends too

  2. Belinda @themoonblushbaker Not Specified Not Specified

    Sorry but chandler has to be my favourite from friends. I always love the most awkward characters. Yay some aussie food! You have done my country proud here. Love the berries photo!

  3. Marta@What should I eat for breakfast today Not Specified Not Specified

    I like New Girl, so funny. And I am shure Schmidt would approve, I do :)

  4. Valentina (Many Kitchens) Not Specified Not Specified

    Pavlova is on my “last supper” list. This one looks stunning. Unfortunately the whipped cream would not be optional for me!

  5. Tahnycooks Not Specified Not Specified

    Divine, simply divine.

  6. Antoinette Not Specified Not Specified

    Loooooove pavlova! I have made it hundreds of times to get the perfect result – my tip: add 5ml white vinegar with cream of tarter. It makes for perfect, non cracked pavlova!

  7. tara Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks so pretty!

  8. The Explorer Not Specified Not Specified

    Pavlova – Yes! New Girl -Yes!

    “You’ve got some Schmidt on your face!” Love it, love them, love spoon fork bacon!!!!

    Too much love….leaving now. B x

  9. Tammela Not Specified Not Specified

    New Girl is great! Schmidt is such a lovable guy underneath his “bro” exterior. This pavlova looks great, too.

  10. Libby Not Specified Not Specified

    Schmidt would totally over-pronounce ALL of the words involved in this desert. And I would keep rewinding it so that I could hear it again and again and again.

  11. Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking Not Specified Not Specified

    This is totally Schmidt approved! Jenny, you would love New Girl. Give it a shot. Also, I have to admit I love every guy on the Newsroom. And that finale? Waterworks. Pathetic, I know.

  12. Jamie | Jamie's Recipes Not Specified Not Specified

    I was so intimidated by pavlova for so long. I couldn’t believe how easy it was the first time I made it. Put a little lemon curd on before your berries and you will be in hog heaven –I promise!

  13. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar Not Specified Not Specified

    I’ve never even tried pavlova!! It looks fabulous.

  14. June G. Not Specified Not Specified

    I can’t believe I have to wait till next year for the Newroom! At least I can laugh with Schmidt and gorge myself on Pavlova:)

  15. Tieghan Not Specified Not Specified

    Not a New Girl watcher, but I kind of feel like I am missing out! I need to give it a try!

    Love this, it is gorgeous!

  16. angela@mykikicake Not Specified Not Specified

    Beautiful recipes, nothing beats a pavlova with fresh fruit. Love the video as well :) so clean and simple.

  17. Kirsty @ Bake Good Not Specified Not Specified

    LOVE New Girl! Schmidt is hilarious, I love how frustrated he gets with Nick and Winston. “JAR!”
    I love Nick though, he’s so angry but adorable. It’s totally normal to love TV characters, no worries.
    Pavlova looks delish!

  18. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) Not Specified Not Specified

    Well this is definitely stunning.

  19. Eryn Not Specified Not Specified

    Why or why not add cream of tartar? What does it do?

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