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But mostly food.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Lemon Pavlova

The new Eating Well came to my house today.  Did you get yours?  Did I mention I'm their home kitchen Tester?  It's true.  Check the masthead.  I'm totally on it.

Anyway -  I tested the Lemon Pavlova, and I highly suggest you make one.  It takes time to bake, but the time is mostly unattended, and it is SO worth it.  This is probably my favorite non-chocolate dessert out there. You know how I feel about curd.  

The meringue is crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside.  The lemon curd is tart and sweet, and the whipped cream is not-to-sweet perfection.

Thick, delicious, glossy.

A cool little template trick - just flip it over so you don't eat lead.

Just a little wall built up around the edges will keep the curd from running off once it's put together.
I think next time I'll beat it for even longer and see if I can get stiffer peaks to built up.
See Eating Well's picture - now there are some walls!

After round one in the oven.

Out of the oven.
(Please ignore where my finger went through it in the back where I was testing the consistency.)


Whipped cream.

It cracks when you cut it, so make sure to show it to everyone beforehand.

It's Christmas Eve and I don't think I can get it together to make it for tomorrow, but I think I may have to make this for New Year's Eve.  Have a great holiday, everyone!

The Dying Swan / Anna Pavlova from Atavisme on Vimeo.