Simple Pavlova Recipe

This Simple Pavlova recipe is basically a meringue cake that is often served with strawberries and whipped cream.


| March 2014



Simple Pavlova Recipe

“Kitchen Simple,” by James Peterson, makes cooking uncomplicated again. With a plethora of recipes to remind cooks that creating delicious meals doesn’t need to be time consuming or difficult anyone can cook themselves happier.

Cover courtesy Ten Speed Press

James Peterson, author of Kitchen Simple (Ten Speed Press, 2011), reminds home cooks that good food isn’t necessarily complicated. In his most recent book, Peterson offers a diverse collection of more than 200 satisfying, quick and easy recipes. The following excerpt, from "Desserts," is for a Simple Pavlova recipe.

Purchase this book from the Mother Earth Living store: Kitchen Simple.

This is essentially a cake made with a special meringue that contains corn starch. It is traditionally topped with whipped cream and strawberries. Because this cake is very sweet, you may want to substitute a pint of sour cream or crème fraîche for the traditional whipped cream.

Simple Pavlova Recipe

• 5 egg whites
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• Pinch of cream of tartar (optional)
• 1 1/4 cups sugar
• 5 teaspoons cornstarch
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 2 cups heavy cream
• 1 pint strawberries, stemmed and quartered
• Confectioners’ sugar

1. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees. Butter and flour a 9-inch springform pan.

2. Combine the egg whites and salt in a large bowl. Add the cream of tartar (if you are not using a copper bowl). Beat until the egg whites form medium peaks—the meringue sags slightly when you hold out the whisk straight out. Add the sugar and beat until very stiff.





elderberry, echinacea, bee hive

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

Feb. 17-18, 2018
Belton, Texas

Sit in on dozens of practical workshops from the leading authorities on Natural Health, Organic Gardening, Real Food and more!

LEARN MORE