I wanted to make this Pavlova since I discovered it last year on a French website. This is the second item to cross off my 2013 (baking) To Do List . The first item was Bourke Street Bakery croissants, which were a-m-a-z-i-n-g, but I still didn’t find time to post about them (that’s still coming).
The original recipe actually calls for raspberries and dark chocolate. I changed the quantity of some ingredients and also used what I had in the house, which were some sweet Michigan strawberries and milk chocolate. I didn’t regret it because it was a huge hit with my family, so I am perfectly happy. 🙂 This is such a great summer dessert! I hope you will be making it soon. Happy SUMMER!
(Serves about 10 people)
- 4 egg whites
- 235 g (8.2 oz) powdered sugar
- 1 ¼ teaspoon cornstarch
- 35 g (1.2 oz) of grated chocolate
- 175 g (6 oz) chocolate (melted)
- 450 ml (about 2 cups) heavy cream whipped thick (add sugar after your own taste)
- 450 g (1 lb) strawberries (raspberries or blackberries)
1. Draw 3 rectangles of 10 X 30 cm (4 X 12 inches) on sheets of parchment paper and place on two baking sheets. In a bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff, then gradually add half of sugar while beating . The mixture should be very firm and look shine.
2. Using a spoon or spatula, gently fold in the remaining sugar, cornstarch and grated chocolate.
3. Place the prepared meringue into a piping bag fitted with a 1 cm star tip. Fill the rectangles drawn by drawing lines with the meringue. Bake in preheated oven at 100° C (about 200 F) for 1 hour. Without opening the door, turn off the oven and leave the meringues cool inside. Then take off from the paper.
4. To make the filling, melt the chocolate and spread it over two meringues. Allow to harden.
5. Place one of two chocolate meringues on a plate and cover with about 1/3 of the whipped cream and strawberries. Gently place the second meringue chocolate on top and cover with half the cream and the remaining strawberries.
6. Finally, place the last meringue on top and decorate with the remaining cream and strawberries. Drizzle melted chocolate over the top and serve.
40 thoughts on “Strawberry-Chocolate Pavlova”
As always, gorgeous images of gorgeous baked goods. I don’t know why your family members don’t weigh a thousand pounds each. Have a great summer.
Thank you so much Darryl! They make sure they burn all the calories, I am the one who struggles LOL. I hope your summer is great too! 🙂
That looks absolutely amazing!!
Thank you very much! 🙂
Oh my – that is BEAUTIFUL. Almost too beautiful to eat but I wouldn’t let that stop me!
Thank you Lindy! Hhaha, that wouldn’t stop me either! 😀
OMG! Sibella!!!! Where do you live? I’m coming over!!!! 🙂
Angie, please do come! I will set the table and make coffee! 😀
You’re so gracious! Thank you! I wish I were closer! Have a fabulous day! 🙂
Thank you Angie, you too! 😀
Absolutely beautiful Pavlova! Happy Summer to you, Sibella. Your blogs new look is marvelous too! 😀
Thank you so much Fae! I hope summer is going well for you! XO
Oh Sibella, that looks amazing! Better than the original, I’d say. Pavlova is definitely on my list as well (or is it? Lol, I should go make sure it is 😉 ). Love your new blog header!
Thank you Korena! It was actually really easy to make and I really love shredded chocolate inside of it. Blog header, totally my creation. I wanted to add some artistic/painter touch (Now this is so unlike me to say, but I am so proud of myself LOL) 😀
You should be proud – it looks really professional!
WOW!! Absolutely gorgeous and impressive! Why don’t you own a bakery? People would be lined up around the block for your amazing goodies. 🙂
Aww thanks April! I think a bakery would take out the fun part of it all. 🙂
You’re like a professional bakery, wow!
Oh, I think I am far from it, I am just playing and having fun! 😀
Sibella, I thought for sure this beautiful dessert would be so complicated to prepare, but your instructions and your photos have simplified everything.
Thank you Kathleen, I am glad you find my recipes simple and helpful! Happy summer to you! 🙂
That looks SO yummy! Since we live in the same city, I volunteer to sample all of your baked goods 😉
It’s a deal! Next time I make something you’re invited and vice versa! 😉
this is very fabulous post here i will be distribute this cake on 27th of Ramadan on poor peoples this month for fasting and happy Ramadan for all here… thanks for sharing this cake i m happy to find here this recipe and now no more worry about my refreshment menu,,
Thank you for your comment Sadia! I am glad you like this dessert and I hope it will work for you! 🙂
This is one of the prettiest pavlovas that I have ever seen.
Thank you so much Karen! 🙂
This is BEAUTIFUL, Sibella. I love strawberries. Nice job!
Thank you Tonette! 🙂
BTW, When I had my bakery, it was a joy! I miss it daily.
Tonette, it’s good to hear from you. I hope you are doing well and having a nice summer. I love to bake, but I am not sure if owning a bakery is my calling. We’ll see what God has planned for me! 🙂
That is one beautiful pavlova!
Thank you Chef Mimi! Have a great Sunday! 🙂
Oh, my . . . this almost looks too pretty to eat. But that’s what pictures are for. 🙂
Thanks, that didn’t me prevent me from having a large slice of it! 😀
wow it looks so lovely ! Love how you out placed the layers….. Felt so tempting to me ! Love the recipe And the looks of the dish !
Thank you so much! 🙂
A very delicious one! Too good! 🙂
Thank you so much! 🙂