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Pavlova with lemongrass infused cream and strawberry curd

An airy crisp pavlova topped with lemongrass infused cream and strawberry curd.
Servings 8 pavlovas

Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites about 80 grams
  • scant 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • 1/2 t white vinegar
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 3 stalks lemongrass
  • sugar to taste
  • strawberry curd recipe in notes below

Instructions

  1. Make Pavlovas: Preheat oven to 250 F. Clean bowl and hand mixer to get rid of all traces of oil/grease. Whip egg whites. Once egg whites are frothy, add in sugar a bit at a time. Whip to stiff peaks. Add in vanilla and vinegar and whip for another several seconds to combine. Spoon onto a baking sheet lined with silpat or parchment paper. Makes 8 mini pavlovas- use back of spoon to create well in center. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until dry on outside and hollow sounding. Turn off oven and leave door open, allowing pavlovas to cool. Remove from oven.
  2. Make lemongrass whipped cream: Cut lemongrass stalk into pieces. Bring cream to simmer in small saucepan. Add lemongrass and remove from heat. Let sit until cool and strain. Toss the lemongrass. Refrigerate the cream, and when cool, whip with sugar to taste.
  3. Spoon cream onto pavlovas and top with strawberry curd.

Recipe Notes

The strawberry curd makes much more than you need for the pavlovas. Use it on things like bread, toast, cake, etc. 

Recipe here.