Mini pink pavlovas with rhubarb and raspberries

Perfect for parties and afternoon teas, these sweet little pink pavlovas are topped with vanilla cream, poached rhubarb and fresh raspberries.

30

20m

Note: + 1 hour cooling and 30 mins chilling time

1h

Ingredients

  • 2 Coles Australian Free Range Egg whites
  • ½ cup (110g) caster sugar
  • Pink liquid food colouring
  • 3 rhubarb stems
  • ¼ cup (55g) caster sugar, extra
  • ¼ cup (60ml) orange juice
  • 300ml thickened cream
  • 1 tbs icing sugar mixture
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 80g raspberries, coarsely torn
  • Mint leaves, shredded if desired, to serve

Method

STEP 1

Preheat oven to 100°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.

STEP 2

Use an electric mixer to whisk egg whites in a clean, dry bowl until soft peaks form. Add the sugar, 1 tbs at a time, whisking well after each addition until the sugar completely dissolves. Add 1-2 drops of food colouring and beat until well combined. Transfer mixture to a piping bag fitted with a 5mm fluted nozzle. Pipe 4cm-round nests onto the lined trays.

STEP 3

Bake, swapping the trays halfway through cooking, for 1 hour or until dry to the touch. Turn oven off. Leave the meringues in the oven, with the door ajar, for 1 hour to cool completely.

STEP 4

Meanwhile, use a large sharp knife to cut 2 rhubarb stems into 5mm pieces. Reserve in a bowl. Coarsely chop remaining rhubarb stem and place in a small saucepan with extra sugar, orange juice and 2 tbs water. Place over medium heat. Cook for 5-7 mins or until sugar dissolves and rhubarb is tender and releases its juice. Strain through a fine sieve into a bowl, discarding solids. Return rhubarb syrup to the pan. Place over low heat. Add the reserved chopped rhubarb. Bring to a simmer. Remove from heat. Transfer to a heatproof bowl. Place in the fridge for 30 mins to chill.

STEP 5

Use an electric mixer to whisk the cream, icing sugar and vanilla in a medium bowl until soft peaks form.

STEP 6

Place the nests on a serving platter. Spoon the cream mixture over the nests. Top with the rhubarb mixture, raspberry and mint. Serve immediately.

Dietary Information

Nut-free
Peanut-free
Sesame-free

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