Friday, May 24, 2013

Summer Berry Pavlova + Rose & Raspberry Syrup and NEW VANILLE MAGAZINE is out!

Announcing the third issue of Vanille Magazine! The Spanish version is out and is filled with all lovely Spring and Summer dessert recipes. There's also a section dedicated to cold treats. As we all know, what can be more perfect to cool off a sweaty hot sunny day with a scoop of ice-cream of sorbet? That's not all. This issue also focuses on on of our all time favourite special ingredient. The Vanilla Bean. So, be sure to hop on over to check it out or try out the recipes or like what I always find joy in doing; feasting with the eyes. To celebrate this issue I baked A SUMMER BERRY PAVLOVA served with ROSE & RASPBERRY SYRUP.


I find that freshly baked pavlovas are best served on the same day. This is no ordinary plain pavlova too. The meringue is infused with fresh vanilla beans; simply transforming a simple decadent treat to luxuriously delicious summer indulgence.

Crunchy on the outside, chewy in the inside. mMMmmmm.. The sweetness of pavlova is served with light fluffy whipped mascarpone cream and topped with fresh fruits of the season. Slightly tart strawberries, blueberries, and with hints of honey gold sweetness of a mango; these fruits are then drizzled with Rose & Raspberry Syrup for that extra aroma and tang. Doesn't it make your mouth water with summer goodness?



Summer Berry Pavlova with Rose & Raspberry Syrup
by Chic & Gorgeous Treats                                          


* Serves 6-8.
* Makes a single large 8-inches round pavlova.
* Makes 6 to 8 individual pavlovas.
.* Store pavlova in airtight container in a cool area up to 2 days.
* Pavlova is best served fresh on the same day.

 INGREDIENTS
           
Vanilla Bean Pavlova
4 large egg whites
1 cup caster sugar
2 tablespoons corn flour, sifted
2 teaspoons white vinegar
1 fresh vanilla bean, scraped
OR
2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

Rose & Raspberry Syrup
1 cup frozen raspberries
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/3 cup water
1/2 teaspoon rose essence

Fresh Summer Fruit & Whipped Cream to Serve
2 large sweet mango, cubed
fresh strawberries
fresh blueberries
1 cup heavy cream, whipped soft peaks
1/4 cup caster sugar


          
DIRECTIONS

To prepare rose & raspberry syrup:
1. In a medium deep saucepan, bring frozen raspberries, sugar and water up to a boil. Using a spoon, mash the raspberries to help it release more juices. Bring down to a simmer,  until it becomes a thick syrup. Stir in the rose essence, and mix until well combined. Pour into a jug or bowl, and set aside to cool.

To prepare vanilla bean pavlova:
2.  Preheat oven to 150°C and line a baking tray with parchment paper. Place egg white in a clean bowl of a stand electric mixer. With a whisk attachment, whisk egg white until foamy and doubled up in volume. Gradually add the sugar, and whisk until stiff peaks and glossy. Add the cornflour, vinegar and vanilla bean and whisk until well combined.

3. Transfer mixture into a piping bag with a round tip. Pipe 14x16cm rounds. Reduce oven to 120°C and bake between 25-30 minutes. Turn the oven off, and allow the pavlova rounds to cool completely in the oven before transferring them onto a wired rack.

To assemble and serve pavlova:
4. Whip heavy cream with some caster sugar until soft peaks peaks. Layer each pavlova with some whipped cream, topped with fresh fruits and drizzle the Rose & Raspberry Syrup before serving. ENJOY!

xx



22 comments:

  1. I went through the magazine, looks beautiful. And your pavlova very colorful.

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    1. Thanks Marta! Truly appreciate the support ♥

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  2. Qué rica tarta!!! Me encanta. Y la revista... con las ganas que tenia de verla. Una gozada de entrada. Gracias por endulzar nuestra vida y alegrar nuestra vista!!! Dulces besos y feliz fin de semana.

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    1. Thanks Merce for your sweet sweet comment. Glad you popped over the Vanille Magazine Although it's in Spanish, we are looking in getting an English version out soon hopefully ;)

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  3. Your sweets seriously make me swoon. They're just so gorgeous, romantic...seductive!

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  4. Very cool and sounds delicious, thanks for sharing this beautiful treat :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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    1. Thanks HVC! Do give it a go. Pavlovas are a great summer treat. Usually goes well with any berries or summer fruits. The balance of sweet and some tang makes this treat irresistible :P

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  5. So pretty! I love the Vintage feel and presentation. I've never made or had this dessert before.

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    1. Hi Sandra, Pavlova is a famous Aussie treat. Seriously light, chewy and usually served with fresh fruits. It's a craze in most bistros or cafe. If you have the time, do give it a go. Although I must say, humidity is not friendly towards them. Have a great week!

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  6. oh my gosh these are so beautiful! so perfect for summer - i love that rose and raspberry syrup and the vanilla bean in here :)

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    1. Hi Jenn! I found new love with rose and raspberry syrup. It's so good with vanilla ice-cream or over some warm scones too ;). Thanks for coming over! Hope all's well.

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  7. Gorgeous! I need to make a pavlova someday!

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    1. Steph, you must really give it a go! It's a simple treat once you get a hang of it. Serve it with lots of fresh fruits sprinkled with some powdered sugar. Seriously decadent. ♥

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  8. Need I say it's gorgeous? It speaks for its self :)

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    1. Thanks Muna ;)! It's nice to hear from you. Have a great week. ♥

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  9. Congrats on the magazine's success my friend, it sounds filled with yummy ideas :)
    Your pavlova looks heaven sent, the food of my people ;)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. CCU, indeed the food of your people. Come to think of it, I think I am becoming a little more OZ day by day :P. Cheers!

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  10. Dear Jo, time has flown by and once again, you have out-matured me in baking & photography & beauty. nicely done.

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  11. I love the first pavlova of the season. It just screams summer :)

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  12. Dear Joanna, Congratulations! How exciting! I don't think you could have picked a more beautiful recipe to showcase. I've always wanted to try making pavlova...there aren't enough words to describe how stunning this dessert it. Blessings, Catherine

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  13. Jo, your work just gets more and more stunning!! Wish I was there to sample some - looks incredible and perfect for summer. Hope you are well xx

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  14. These pavlovas are gorgeous. The berries on top make for a perfectly light dessert especially for spring or summer.

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