Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Madame fait cuire un ripper Pavlova


Ce soir, avec toutes les températures froides autour du monde entier, je vous chaufferai avec un petit Pavlova, un dessert de meringue baptisé du nom du danseur de ballet russe, Anna Pavlova.
Ce danseur de ballet, ici, est plus jolie que mademoiselle P. et son Pavlova est un petit ripper (i.e. superbe) !!

Madame cooks a ripper Pavlova
Tonight, with all the freezing cold temperatures all around the entire world, I will warm you up with a little Pavlova, (a meringue dessert named after the Russian ballet dancer, Anna Pavlova).
This ballet dancer is more pretty than Mademoiselle P. and her Pavlova is a little ripper !

16 comments:

Marie said...

Bon sang, ça a l'air appétissant, ce dessert (si j'étais un homme je dirais que la jolie dame l'est aussi !)

claude said...

Madame est superbe et le gateau aussi !

Jilly said...

Oh boy, how clever are you, M. Benaut, to marry a gorgeous lady and one who can cook too! Hmmmm, methinks Madame might have to make one of those Pavlovas next August in Menton! In fact, it's suddenly become a condition of your stay here!

That's what you get for posting luscious photographs like this.

dive said...

Ooooh! Yummy!
And the pavlova looks nice, too.

Nathalie in Avignon said...

A typical Aussie Xmas dessert, mmmm ! I think I might set the same condition as Jilly!!!

Terroni said...

Mmmm...that looks good!

Keropok Man said...

oh wow!

the pavlova is so tempting!

Maria said...

The dessert looks great, but I am coveting that necklace. LOVELY!

Nathalie said...

Back to look at it again!

Mrs b., do you actually bake the meringue yourself? I suppose you buy the shell and fill it to the brim with fresh fruit?

Mme Benaut said...

Oh gosh, oh golly! Such excitement is so wonderful.
Jilly and Nathalie - I'd be delighted to make you both a pavlova. They are luscious indeed.
This one was very easy to make and a collaboration in fact because our friend Ken brought the meringue shell and a carton of double cream and the mixed berries. I added the caster sugar to the cream and whipped it and "iced" the pav case with a very thick layer of thick whipped cream and then it needs to go into the fridge for about 3 hours to harden. To dress is to easy; the strawberries make a gate of sorts and then you just pour the mixed raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and strawberries into the centre; they drizzle through the strawberries. The whole strawberries around the plate are just decorative but of course can be eaten. Slice part way through, leaving the stem on and then fan them out. You can do the same thing with avocado (not for dessert).

Maria: the (slightly crooked) necklace is Tahitian pearl and yes it was rather expensive and a bit of an indulgence on my part. Interestingly enough, I didn't buy it in Tahiti but in Queensland, Australia. When I saw many beautiful pearls in Tahiti earlier this year, I found that the price was comparative for a similar quality of pearl. I have another single pearl of much higher lustre and therefore value and it is an avocado greeny/gold colour and very, very beautiful. I have to say that I adore Tahitian pearls; such an incredible creation, straight from nature.

To all the other wonderful commenters (with a particularly big "thank you" to Dive and Claude), I shall be happy to make lots of pavlovas when you all arrive in Adelaide to visit us.

PS I have to say Nathalie that baking the meringue at home is much more delicious but the convenience of the shell makes it very tempting for the lazy cook!

Gypsy said...

I couldn't look at the dessert because I was too busy looking at YOU....you look as kind as you always are to me. You are just beautiful Mme B.

drpack said...

Yummmmmm .... Paaavlooova! I'll be missing that at Christmas! I do love a beautiful Pavlova! And yours looks superb!
Glad to see all is still going so well on your island .... snow has started to get serious here ... after all the flooding! I've finally been able to post some new pictures again ... hope to do better at keeping current!

Bergson said...

J'en veux un morceaux (du gâteau !!)

Il semble appétissant ; mais je ne sais pas si madame va nous en laisser

Scout said...

The Pavlova looks great—I've never made it before. You have done such a lovely job in garnishing it!

And Madame, you looks absolutely radiant.

Mme Benaut said...

Merci beaucoup tout le monde - thank you everyone.
Dennis: I shall just pop over and look at some of that snow!

Hyde DP said...

o wow what a whopper - I'm salivating at the sight. I adore strawberries and ... and .... and ///