The Christmas dessert to make when you forget to make Christmas dessert.
So it’s been a busy week getting ready for Christmas. You’ve won the battle of the carpark and shopping trolleys to get the ingredients and have spent hours cooking that turkey and all the trimmings. Your guests are minutes from ringing that door bell when you suddenly remember. Dessert! Thankfully you realise that you happen to have some meringue nests, berries and cream in your fridge. If not, the supermarket trip to get them will only take you a few minutes. In no time you’ve whipped up the perfect dessert for all your friends to share this Christmas, and here’s the recipe.
•400g Mixed berries, fresh or frozen (I used strawberries, blueberries and red currants)
•300mL thickened cream
•10 store bought mini pavlovas
Prepare the berries: Slice the strawberries in half leaving the leaves on if preferred. Trim the redcurrant into small bunches
Whip the cream. Place the cream into a medium bowl and beat using hand beaters for 5 minutes, or until whipped. A balloon whisk works just as well and as a bonus you get a free bicep workout.
Assemble the pavlovas: Spread 1 tablespoon cream over the top of each pavlova. Any leftover cream can be used as a garnish. Decorate the pavlovas with the berries. Carefully place onto a large serving platter. Cover with ling wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Thanks very much for reading this year. I look forward to bringing you many more delicious recipes next year. In the mean time feel free to check out my posts via instagram and twitter for all my foodie adventures. I’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Happy Cooking and Keep Smiling,