……and they’re just in time for Easter, are they not?
This lovely little treat has been on the list of things that I want to try for way too long because, every time I’ve wanted to actually make it, I keep getting caught in the indecision of whether to make a huge one or to make it in minis.
As you can see I finally stopped messing around and just did it, decided on the minis. I could have left it at calling these ‘meringues’ but the truth is that I kind of just wanted to say Pavlova. Try it, it’s so much fun to say; Pavlova, Pavlova, Pavlova! Of course I can’t say it all Russian-ly like Lela can. Being born in Ukraine, she can say it with an authentic Russian accent that my tongue will seriously never get the hang of. I can’t figure out some of the sounds of the language are even possible to pronounce. Honestly, some of them sound closer to gags than syllables to my ears. A random tidbit of fact; the name Pavlova comes from a Russian ballerina that the full-size original of this dessert was named after. (Thank you Wikipedia for your endless depths of mostly useless knowledge.)
I figured since our berry season is almost over here its high time I got in some more recipes using them as the star. I’ll have a few more coming soon, just to let you know, so get excited! Oh that reminds me, okay speaking of exciting things to come…… I feel it’s incumbant upon me to divulge the fact that I received a rather wonderful birthday gift that I think you’ll share in my excitement about. Drumroll, please……………It’s a deep-fryer!!! I think Brock is more excited than just about anyone though, I mean hello, there’s the prospect of french fries on the table here and he’s a salty snack junky, but everyone was pretty happy about my gift, to say the least.
Yeah, and I can’t fail to remember that we have some really close friends that are going to be thrilled about my plans to try fried ice cream in the very near future. Apparently I’ve never lived because it’s something I’ve yet to taste, so I’m all over this challenge. So happening. What about you, are you guys game? I’m thinking Cinco de Mayo would be a perfect occasion for it (despite the fact that I don’t even know any Mexicans). It’s a plan!
Alright, I know these might seem like some complex dessert to make but they’re really, really simplistic you guys. I mean basically, all you’re doing is cooking down some berries and adding some sugar. Then you beat the snot out of some sweetened egg whites for about 5 years (not really) and then dry them out on a low temp in the oven. Okay, so there are a few more details in there, but you’ve got the idea, right? And I know you’ve got this thing, so what are you waiting for? Go make Pavlova!