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Showing posts with label Berries. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Berries. Show all posts

Monday, August 5, 2013

Individual Pavlovas with Mixed Berries and Whipped Cream adapted from Martha Stewart and Ina Garten


Anna Pavlova 
The Pavlova is a luscious concoction of whipped cream and meringue topped with any number of combinations of fruits—passion fruit, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries or kiwis. The kiwi gives some hint to the origin of this over-the-top dessert.  When the ballerina Anna Pavlova toured Australia and New Zealand in 1926, the Pavlova was created in her honor. When you look at a finished Pavlova, you can see the resemblance: the meringue looks like a tutu.  Both Australia and New Zealand lay claim to its invention and the dispute over which country is truly the mother of the Pavlova rages on.  I prefer not to rage over dessert—especially not one this rich and satisfying. When Andrew decided to make these for a recent dinner party, he went to two authorities—Martha Stewart and Ina Garten.  Martha provided the method of creating single serving pavlovas while Andrew followed Ina’s handling of the berries.  One large pavlova is spectacular when presented at the table.  But once sliced, it loses a lot of its looks.  The meringue cracks apart and the whole thing looks like one big mess on a plate.  Making them individually gives you a perfect presentation.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Blackberry or Blueberry or Raspberry or Strawberry Buttermilk Cake





         Today, I wanted to share a really terrific cake that Andrew made last weekend…twice.  The tangy buttermilk makes the cake so deliciously moist and adaptable to any one of those gorgeous berries that are at our Farm Stands right now.  It lets the flavor of the fruit come through because it’s topped with a dusting of powdered sugar  which takes nothing away from the berries but gives you a sweet and decorative finish.  As delicious as it is, that’s not really the reason Andrew made it twice.  Read on…