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Monday, January 26, 2015

Historic Storm on the Way

Here in New York we are bracing for a "historic Blizzard" to hit our community.  YIKES!!  Not really sure exactly what that means but it doesn't sound good.  I thought I would share an AMAZING recipe with you to help wait out the storm.  It would be great to try this while you are homebound.  I heard making the meringue is tricky, so these next few days are the perfect time to practice!  I have a friend who makes this Pavlova for all our pot luck luncheons and it is OUT OF THIS WORLD.  The recipe is just too good not to share with my readers.  I am hoping that once you make it, it will help you to forget the disaster that is happening outside your windows!!!!!

photo courtesy of Kraft

Pavlova

4 egg whites
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp corn starch
1 pint heavy cream
2 pints berries

Pre heat oven to 300 degrees 
line baking sheet with parchment paper
draw a 9" circle on the parchment

- In a large bowl beat egg whites until stiff but not dry gradually add sugar 1 tablespoon at a time, beat until thick and glossy (be sure no oil or egg yolk get into the whites)
- Gently fold in vanilla, lemon juice and corn starch
- Spoon mixture inside circle, build edge slightly
- bake for 1 hour, cool on a wire rack
- place meringue on flat serving plate
- fill center with whipped cream, top with fruit