Monday, April 23, 2007

Lemon Pavlova


Wonderful Lemon Torte

Meringe Shell:

6 egg whites
¼ t. cream of tartar
1 ½ c. sugar

Beat together until stiff peaks form. Butter 9x13 pan. Pour in meringue. Push up sides of pan. Bake at 275 for 20 min, then increase heat to 300 for 40 min. The Key is cooking it really slowly for a really long time :) Let cool in pan on cookie sheet.

Lemon Custard Filling:

6 egg yolks
1 c. sugar
6 T. fresh lemon juice (2 lemons)
grated peel of one lemon
2 c. cream whipped and sweetened

Beat egg yolks until creamy. Gradually add sugar, lemon juice and peel. Place in heavy saucepan and cook over low heat until slightly thickened. Cool. Whip the cream add cool custard and mix and spread over the meringue. If you want, reserve some of the cream to whip seperately and spread over top. Cover and chill (6 or 7 hours). Serves 10

Note from Amy: A variation of this from Grandma Beck (Pavlova is THE Australian dessert, she says!)is to make the meringue "crust", then just cool and top with sweetened whipped cream and cut up, colorful, fresh fruit (strawberries, kiwi, peaches, pineapple, melons, etc.) It's one of Trevor's favorites. You can also bake mini meringue dishes on a cookie sheet. They stay in the form that you make them, then fill with whipped cream and fruit.

5 comments:

Carol said...

Jane made this for us when she came to Logan . . . it was heavenly. So light and refreshing . . . and just melted in your mouth. Thanks Jane!

Angiecakes said...

Yay! thanks janey!

Amy D. said...

A variation of this from Grandma Beck (Pavlova is THE Australian dessert, she says!)is to make the meringue "crust", then just cool and top with sweetened whipped cream and cut up, colorful, fresh fruit (strawberries, kiwi, peaches, pineapple, melons, etc.) It's one of Trevor's favorites. You can also bake mini meringue dishes on a cookie sheet. They stay in the form that you make them, then fill with whipped cream and fruit.

Jolene said...

Oh, YUM!!! We just made this one tonight, and oh, my yummyness. It was a hit.
Ry gave it two thumbs up also.

Janey said...

hahaha i was so excited when heather linked to this that i called her to ask her how to make it...until she reminded me that I POSTED IT! Haha, awkward!

I now remember making it...and i'm making it again--my first adventure in the kitchen since the baby!!