Sweet and delicious…a summertime treat…New Zealand Pavlova!

Here’s  a yummy summertime dessert….
a dessert that’s popular in New Zealand and Australia
but I’d never heard of it ’til 3 years ago…

It’s a giant meringue….
topped with whipped cream,
a fruit reduction/puree
and fresh fruit

That’s a photo of a Pav
that was made for us in March,
by our family friend, Jampa…
a former baker…now a Buddhist monk

And here’s his  recipe for Pav…
what a treat!

Add a few blueberries….to the strawberries on top
red, white and blue
ready for a 4th of July treat
or for the rest of the world….
just a yummy summer, or winter,  treat
irresistibly sweet!


Update a few hours later:

Kathy’s daughter Julie
who lives way up north (!!!)
just went out and picked strawberries,
(she just emailed this “box of berries” photo!)
to add to her own Pav….

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26 Responses to Sweet and delicious…a summertime treat…New Zealand Pavlova!

  1. Pingback: 7/2/12 Today Kathy is thankful for…. yummmmmmm….. « Reflections From a Friend

  2. hugmamma says:

    My mouth’s watering although I must resist because I was recently diagnosed as pre-diabetic. I can’t say I’m a saint with respect to sweets…but I keep trying really hard.


    • Oh…that’s difficult…this dessert is yummy, but close to too sweet…probably most of us would benefit from cutting out the sugar…I’ve improved, with occasional lapses…this might be one lapse, if I get the energy to go out and buy the ingredients…which I might… 😀


  3. This does look refreshing! I love the handwritten recipe! I’m glad you have something written down! What are we going to leave our children if we continue to do all our recipe collecting on-line, and don’t have an index card somewhere! 🙂 Debra


  4. sufilight says:

    Oooh, this look super yummy. I love meringues and used to purchase huge ones them from a bakery in New York. Thanks for the share! 🙂


    • It is remarkably delicious…I’ve made it, and it was good… but it didn’t turn out as good as Jampa’s… apparently there’s a baker’s touch that adds to the texture…Isn’t it amazing to have a huge meringue?


      • sufilight says:

        I am not a good baker, every cake I bake ends up looking flat. LOL but, I am going to share the recipe with friends of ours who are amazing cooks and bakers. During Christmas they bake all sorts of cookies and pastries and send out over 300 tin boxes of the cookies as gifts to friends and to their community.


  5. granbee says:

    I am refreshed and nourished just from looking at these wonderful photos. What a great desert–and healthy and relatively low in calories! Bless you for this lucious sharing.


  6. boy does that look delicious.


  7. It looks lovely and sounds yummy. I’ll save this recipe for company! Thanks for sharing it.


  8. Robin says:

    You’re making me drool! lol! Looks yummy. 🙂


  9. It’s remarkably delicious!


  10. Androgoth says:

    This looks absolutely delicious 🙂



  11. It’s delicious!…. Jampa’s Pav’s were better than the ones I’ve made….but even the Pav’s I’ve made were delicious!


  12. judithhb says:

    Pavlova is most certainly a favourite here in NZ but when I first arrived everyone said “I didn’t make a pav because everybody else will have made you one” when we were invited to dinner. I have a friend who makes the most delicious creations and though I don’t eat deserts I do try hers. 🙂


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