I've decided that whilst I often adapt most recipes I come across and use, for the most part I just follow a recipe and therefore I feel a bit awkard about posting them as they are not original. Stuff it. I want to share with you recipes that I love and that I cook often. I'll source where I can and steal pictures too if I can. It's rare for me to take pics myself as they always turn out so awful (chilli fried rice as an example), so a lot of what I'm going to post won't have a picture attached. You just have to trust me, ok that it is GOOD!
Ok..so onto today's recipe. This is a recent one I have discovered. It is so insanely easy and so insanely delicious. Comes from Super Food Ideas and you'll find it on www.taste.com.au
Berry Meringue Smash
2 Cups fresh berries (or use frozen either is ok but fresh is best). Use a mix if you can.
150ml Thickened Cream
100g packet Pavlova nests
100g chocolate - the original recipe asks for white chocolate but I much prefer a good quality dark.
The How To:
This recipe is best put together just prior to serving. Otherwise you'll find the pavlova isn't crunchy anymore.
Beat the cream until soft peaks form.
Gently break the pav nests into chunks. Just use your hands but don't break them up too finely.. a bit of fine is fine but not too much ok?
Chop up your chocolate. I don't like mine too chunky so fine is good here :-)
Combine it all very gently with the cream.
Gently mash the berries in a bowl. There is a theme here isn't there...gently gently with it all.
Yep you guessed it, gently add the berries to the cream mixture and fold in. Too much mixing will cause the cream to turn pink, which is ok if this happens. Don't stress too much.
Serve into individual dessert bowls or a fancy martini/wide champagne glasses.