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Rich Chocolate Pavlova Dessert Recipe (Step by step)

Chocolate Pavlova Dessert – The most famous dessert in Melbourne, Australia, win the hearts of many with its light, elegant and fantastic appearance as well as tasty chocolaty flavour. When we discuss the ultimate list of desserts in Melbourne, then this Pavlova dessert will occupy the top place. I will say that this is aussie equivalent of British trifle.

What is pavlova

Pavlova is a meringue-based dessert. It gets its name from famous Russian ballerina, named Anna Pavlova. Pavlova is a meringue dessert with a crisp crust. It has soft, light inside, and is usually topped with fruits and whipped cream. Unverified facts claim that this dessert was created in honour of the ballerina. This was created during or after one of her tours to Australia and New Zealand in early 19th century. New Zealand and Australia have argued over the nationality of its creator.

Pavlova is an iconic classic summer dessert which comes in the killer combination of chocolate base, rich with cocoa and chopped plain chocolates along with the whiteness of the cream and some of the raspberries on the top to give it a marvellous look.

Melbourne offers fabulous desserts like cakes, mousse, fondue, brownies, and the list still has no end. Chocolate Pavlova offers extra decadent taste and considered as one of the best Aussie desserts.

As the festival of celebrating the bond of love shared between brother and sister called Raksha Bandhan, is almost here. Why don’t you bake this delight at home? With the name “Pavlova”, you must be wondering, it’s a challenging and time-consuming dessert, but that’s not true at all. You can make Pavlova in less than 2 hours.

This year, don’t limit the celebration just buying designer rakhi for brothers. Make your brother feel special with this fantastic Aussie dessert. Pavlova is easy to make and tastes marvelous. Bake Pavlova this Rakhsha Bandhan and enjoy the authentic Aussie taste.

Pavlova Dessert Recipe  Step by Step | Your Food Fantasy
Pavlova Dessert Recipe | Your Food Fantasy

Difference between meringue and pavlova

Whilst meringue is a normally mixture of whisked egg whites and sugar, pavlova is a only type of meringue. Pavlovas have a marshmallow kind of centre. Pavlova has corn flour included in the mixture. Corn flour helps to give the centre its soft texture. You bake Pavlova at a higher temperature for a shorter time.

How to make chocolate pavlova dessert

  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C)
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and draw an 8-inch circle on the paper. Then turn the paper over to change the side of the circle.
  • Next step is to beat the egg whites and cream of tartar on medium speed with the help of an electric mixer. Beat the mix until you have come up with the soft peaks.
  • Add sugar (one tablespoon at a time) and beat it on high speed to get it all mix or till the meringue becomes shiny and holds stiff peaks (or till the sugar is fully dissolved). Add half a teaspoon of vanilla extract, vinegar and beat the mixture well until it all gets combined. Sift the cocoa powder and cornstarch(or corn flour) with the help of small strainer over the top of the meringue and with a rubber spatula, fold in. You can also fold it in the chopped chocolates as well.
  • Now, put a dab of meringue on the underside of each corner of the parchment paper so that you can prevent the paper from sliding or lifting up.
  • Pour the meringue on the baking sheet (already prepared in step 2) inside the circle drawn on it.
  • Now reduce the temperature of the oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C) and place the baking sheet into it.
  • Bake, the dessert for60-75 minutes or until the outside layer, becomes a little dry.
  • Take out the meringue from the oven and let it cool for some time.
  • Now you can keep this dessert in an airtight container for a few days.

Serving Suggestion

  • Before serving on a plate, all you need to do is to place a meringue on your serving plate.
  • Take a bowl and whip the cold cream and sugar well with the help of an electric mixer.
  • Mount the whipped cream into the centre of meringue along with the desired fruits topping to give it an irresistible and heart-melting appeal.
Pavlova Recipe - Your Fantasy

Rich Chocolate Pavlova Dessert Recipe

Scrumptious Chocolate Pavlova to celebrate any occasion or to treat yourself, meringue providing an enticing layer beneath the cream and fresh fruits.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine Australian
Servings 16 Slices
Calories 136 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Eggs Large (at room temperature)
  • 1 Cup Caster Sugar Super fine
  • 1/4 tsp Cream of Tartar
  • 1 Ounce Chocolate Semi-sweet or bitter sweet chopped, Optional
  • 1 tsp White Vinegar Can use flavoured vinegar too
  • 1 tsp Corn Flour
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder Dutch processed or regular unsweetened
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Toppings

  • 1 Cup Fresh Whipping Cream Cream with a 35-40% butterfat content
  • 1 tbsp Sugar Granulated white sugar
  • 1 Cup Fresh fruits passion fruit, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, cherries, peaches, slices of oranges, gooseberries, and kiwifruit are some good choices

Instructions
 

  • First step to preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and draw an 8-inch circle on the paper. Then turn the paper over to change the side of the circle.
  • Next step is to beat the egg whites and cream of tartar on medium speed with the help of an electric mixer. Beat the mix until you have come up with the soft peaks.
  • Add sugar (one tablespoon at a time) and beat it on high speed to get it all mix or till the meringue becomes shiny and holds stiff peaks (or till the sugar is fully dissolved). Add half a teaspoon of vanilla extract, vinegar and beat the mixture well until it all gets combined. Sift the cocoa powder and cornstarch(or corn flour) with the help of small strainer over the top of the meringue and with a rubber spatula, fold in. You can also fold it in the chopped chocolates as well.
  • Now, put a dab of meringue on the underside of each corner of the parchment paper so that you can prevent the paper from sliding or lifting up.
  • Pour the meringue on the baking sheet (already prepared in step 2) inside the circle drawn on it.
  • Now reduce the temperature of the oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C) and place the baking sheet into it.
  • Bake, the dessert for60-75 minutes or until the outside layer, becomes a little dry.
  • Take out the meringue from the oven and let it cool for some time.
  • Now you can keep this dessert in an airtight container for a few days.

Serving

  • Before serving on a plate, all you need to do is to place a meringue on your serving plate.
  • Take a bowl and whip the cold cream and sugar well with the help of an electric mixer.
  • Mount the whipped cream into the centre of meringue along with the desired fruits topping to give it an irresistible and heart-melting appeal.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Rich Chocolate Pavlova Dessert Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 136 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 16mg1%
Potassium 38mg1%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 64IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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We hope that you love this dessert and sure to try it at home. So, if you are living in the beautiful city of Melbourne and looking for the fantastic rakhi gifts online for brother; then you must try to bake this superb Aussie dessert at home. Bake this classic yet gorgeous Chocolate Pavlova dessert and let your siblings enjoy its every bite of it saying “Yum.”

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