Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Line baking sheet with some parchment paper and set aside. Optionally, you can trace a 10-inch circle on a parchment paper to make an even pavlova wreath. In this case, place the parchment paper tracing-side down.
Now, place egg whites in a bowl of a stand mixer and beat well with a whisking attachment on until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, ½ cup at the time, and beat on high speed until stiff peaks form. Add vinegar, cornstarch, and vanilla. Continue to beat for 1 minute.
Transfer the mixture to a large pastry bag and pipe 6-10 mounds (depending on the size you wish to get), following the traced circle. Using a large spoon, gently create a hollow in each mound to prepare the place for filling.
Bake for about 1 hour and 10 minutes (making sure the pavlova doesn’t change its color). When done, turn off the heat and let pavlova sit in the oven for another hour. Remove from the oven and cool completely.
Now, prepare the filling. In a large mixing bowl, beat together whipping cream, maple syrup, and matcha green tea powder. If the mixture is not thick enough, add one teaspoon of agar powder. Beat well, and transfer to a piping bag. Generously divide the mixture between mounds and top with different fruits.
An elegant Pavlova dessert is a meringue-based recipe with an interesting history. It was named after the Russian ballerina honoring her world tour in 1920’s.
This simple and elegant dessert has been a motive for many arguments between Australia and New Zealand who both claim to be the creators of famous Pavlova cake. Today, this dessert is a popular dish in both – Australia and New Zealand and part of their traditional cuisine.
Regardless of its origins, this beautiful fluffy cake is a fantastic idea for birthday parties, different holidays, or family get-togethers. Its rich, somewhat cloudy texture will everybody speechless, especially when decorated with colorful seasonal fruit or stuffed with whipped cream, coconut cream, or Greek yogurt.
I have decided to add a bit of matcha green tea powder for a vibrant flavor that completes the overall recipe.
As for the final topping, that is a time to get truly creative. Play with different colors, add fruits or even flowers, create shapes, and most importantly – have fun!
Nutrition information per serving: Kcal: 365, Protein: 4.8g, Total Carbs: 56.3g, Dietary Fibers: 0.3g, Total Fat: 14.9g