Raspberry Pavlova

This is a pretty basic dessert, but delicious all the same. It is simply meringue, whipped cream and raspberries. Continue reading

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This is one of Nicola’s favourite Summer desserts and it is so simple.

All you need are;

Shop-bought meringue nests
Whipping cream
Strawberries
Raspberries
Blueberries
Vanilla sugar

First make a coulis by blending some of the strawberries with some vanilla sugar – about 2 teaspoonfuls of sugar will do.

Then whip the cream, but only as much as thickens it and gives it some air, not to stiff peaks.

Put some coulis in the bottom of your serving dishes and break one meringue nest per person into each dish. Spoon over some whipped cream, add some of the fruit, some more coulis, some more cream, a few more berries and finally some more coulis to finish.

I prefer to do it like this, because if you mix the meringue, coulis and cream together, the meringue tends to dissolve into the more liquid items. This way, you still have crunchy meringue pieces.

You can also make this with just strawberries, but I like the contrast between the different Summer berries.