Lavender Pavlova with Macerated Strawberries and Smoked Honey

Pavlova is a graceful, beautiful, and romantic dessert. It can be made in advance so it is perfect for any dinner party. The texture is crisp on the outside with a marshmallow-soft inside, and the toppings bring brightness and freshness.

  • Prep time: 20-30 min
  • Makes: 6 to 8
  • Cook time: 90 min

Ingredients

1/3 cup / 90 ml Naturegg Simply Egg Whites
1 cup / 250 ml granulated sugar
1/2 tsp / 2 ml lavender extract
1/2 tsp / 2 ml vanilla
1/3 tsp / 1.5 ml cream of tartar
1/2 tsp / 2 ml kosher salt
2 tbsp / 30 ml honey
1/8 tsp / 0.5 ml liquid smoke
1 cup / 250 ml fresh strawberries, washed, hulled, and quartered
1 tbsp / 15 ml sugar (for strawberries)
1 1/2 tbsp / 22 ml lemon juice
Garnish:
lavender flowers

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 250°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In an electric mixing bowl combine Burnbrae Farms’ Naturegg Simply Egg Whites, lavender extract, vanilla, and salt.

  3. Whisk until the egg whites form stiff peaks then gradually add 1 tbsp of sugar until all the sugar is dissolved and the meringue is shiny.

  4. Spoon out a ¼ cup of the meringue mixture onto the baking tray using the bottom of the spoon to smooth out the edges and create a border.

  5. Bake for 90 minutes until crisp and dry on the outside.

  6. Meanwhile, combine honey and liquid smoke, set aside.

  7. Macerate strawberries by adding them to a bowl and tossing gently in sugar and lemon juice. Allow to macerate for 30 minutes before serving.

  8. When pavlovas are cool, top with sliced strawberries, smoked honey, and garnish with lavender flowers.

Tips

  1. Strawberries are a classic topping option for Pavlova but there are countless options to customize it including mixed berries, passion fruit, almonds with apricots, pistachios with citrus, rhubarb with rosemary, pomegranate with apple, and balsamic vinegar.

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Naturegg Simply Egg Whites

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