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Emma Dean’s Rosewater Pavlova with honey pistachio cream

MML

Rosewater Pavlova with honey pistachio cream.

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 1 ? cups (270g) caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornflour
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • seeds of one vanilla bean
  • 1 ? teaspoons of rosewater
  • soft pink food gel colouring
  • Pistachio Cream
  • 65g pistachios
  • 250g tub marscapone cream
  • 2 tbs honey (to taste)
  • 250ml pouring cream ? whipped to soft peaks
  • strawberries ? quartered
  • pomegranate seeds

Method

1. Preheat oven to 150?C. Line an oven tray with baking paper.

2. Use an electric mixer to whisk egg whites in a clean dry bowl until soft peaks form.

3. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating well after each addition, until meringue

is thick and glossy and sugar dissolved. Rub a little meringue between fingers. If still "gritty"

with sugar, continue to whisk until sugar dissolves.

4. Add cornflour, vinegar and vanilla, rosewater and pink colouring; and whisk until just

combined.

5. Spoon meringue onto the baking paper. Smooth sides and make a little nest on the top of the

pavlova.

6. Reduce oven to 120?C and bake in the oven for 11/2 hours or until pavlova is dry to the

touch.

7. Turn off oven. Leave pavlova in oven with the door ajar to cool completely.

8. To make the honey pistachio cream, crush the nuts coarsely in a mortar and pestle. Add the

mascarpone cream and honey to taste.

To serve, place pavlova base onto your serving stand. Spread the honey pistachio cream on the top

of the pavlova. Dollop the whipped cream on top of the honey pistachio cream, ensuring that some of

the honey pistachio cream is still visible. Pile strawberries on top of whipped cream, to ensure that the

cream is still visible. Scatter pomegranate seeds all over the pavlova and serving stand. Serve! Wow!

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