Raspberry Coulis Drizzled Mixed Berry Pavlova

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A very Happy New Year to all of my readers. I hope this coming year brings good health, peace, love, lots of fun and feasting. So, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to read this blog and for trusting the recipes that have lovingly been created to share with you. And, with that in mind I have a beautiful dessert recipe for you that is a complete knock-out. What better way to celebrate than with my Raspberry Coulis Drizzled Mixed Berry Pavlova!

Raspberry Coulis Drizzled Mixed Berry Pavlova Dessert

 

This pavlova has a delicious combination of textures and flavours. First of all, the crunchy meringue shell hides a marshmallow inner, which is draped in thickened cream, topped with tumbling, assorted, fresh berries and drizzled with a tart raspberry coulis. Creating a tastebud sensation with each mouthful. An elegant dessert that is light and also fulfills that need for something sweet at the end of a meal.

Fruit topped meringue dessert with indoor sparklers for celebrating.
Indoor sparklers add a celebratory element.

Pavlova And Mixed Berries – Dessert Heaven:

Beautifully adorned with fresh, ripe berries, the sweetness of this pavlova is complimented by the raspberry coulis. Quick and easy to make, it utterly transforms the flavour of the finished dessert. As well as adding to the aesthetic of this stunning pavlova. While the coulis cuts through the richness of the cream, providing balance against the sweetness of the dessert.

Making a Pavlova is not difficult, requiring only a whisk and patience. The reward they give, in return for effort, is outstanding. Any cracks that may develop are easily covered with cream and the meringue can be topped with any fruit desired such as my Winter Fruit Topped Pavlova. Since the pavlova shell can be made up to 2 days in advance, they are perfect for entertaining.

Raspberry Coulis Drizzled Mixed Berry Pavlova

 

This Raspberry Coulis Drizzled Mixed Berry Pavlova was made to celebrate New Years Eve, which also happens to be the night before my hubby’s birthday. Using cake sparklers to add fun, fizz and sparkle, ensures this is no ordinary dessert. A fabulous celebration of the year passed and the new year to come.

Recipe: Raspberry Coulis Drizzled Mixed Berry Pavlova serves 8

For the Pavlova:

4 Large Free Range Egg Whites at room temperature

1tsp Lemon Juice

200g/7oz Caster Sugar

1tsp White Wine Vinegar

1tsp Cornfour – certified gluten free I use Doves Farm

400ml Double Cream

1tsp Vanilla Bean Paste – I use Nielsen-Massey

Berry Topping

450g/1lb Mixed Berries – I used strawberries, blueberries and raspberries removing stalks and leaves as necessary

For the Coulis

200g/7oz Raspberries

1tbsp each of Fresh Lemon Juice and Tap Water

1tbsp Caster Sugar

Method: Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan, gas mark 4, 350F

Making The Pavola:

  • First of all line a baking tray with baking parchment. Using pencil draw a 20cm/8″ circle on one side. Flip the paper over so that the pencil mark is underneath.
  • Next in a scrupulously clean large bowl add the 4 egg whites.
  • Whisk until they are light and airy. While whisking at medium speed gradually add the caster sugar one spoonful at a time. Continue whisking on medium – high until the meringue is shiny and glossy. To check, rub a little of the mixture between your thumb and forefinger, when it feels smooth and there are no signs of grittiness, the sugar is completely dissolved into the egg white.
  • Next, while still whisking, add the lemon juice, vinegar and cornflour. Continue whisking for a further minute.
  • Stop the whisk and using the beater, place 4 dots of meringue on to the baking tray. Place the parchment on top, the meringue acts like glue and will stop it from moving around.
  • Use a clean metal spoon to scoop the meringue on to the centre of the circle marked baking parchment.
  • Using a pallet knife spread the mixture evenly to form a disc, building up the sides so they are slightly raised.
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Creating the Pavlova shell.

Baking The Pavlova Base:

  • Place the meringue into the centre of the oven and immediately reduced the heat to 160C/140C gas mark 3, 325F.
  • Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes – DO NOT open the oven door whilst baking.
  • As soon as the baking time has elapsed the oven off and allow the pavlova to cool completely in the oven. Cooling the meringue slowly in the oven helpS reduce any cracking.
  • Tip: Make the pavlova the night before it is needed, then cool overnight in the oven.

Making The Raspberry Coulis:

  • To make the coulis, tip the raspberries, lemon juice, water and sugar into a small saucepan.
  • Place the pan over a high heat, stirring with a wooden spoon to mash the raspberries up. As soon as the mixture has bubbled to a boil, turn the heat off.
  • Strain the raspberry mixture into a heatproof bowl, through a sieve. And then press the raspberries with a spoon to extract all of the juice. Set the bowl aside to cool.
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Making the Raspberry Coulis.

Assembling The Raspberry Coulis Drizzled Mixed Berry Pavlova:

Note:  For best results, assemble the Pavlova no more than 3 hours ahead and keep chilled in a refrigerator.

  • Place the cream into a bowl with the vanilla bean extract. Whisk until it just starts to thicken, but will still slowly drop from a spoon.
  • Peel the pavlova carefully away from the baking parchment. Place on a plate or cake stand.
  • Spoon over the thickened cream so that it fills the central well in the pavlova.
  • Add the prepared berries, arranging so they look attractive.
  • Finally, drizzle over the raspberry coulis, encouraging it to drip  down the sides of the Pavlova.
  • Serve the Raspberry Coulis Drizzled Mixed Berry Pavlova sliced, with a smile and on special occasions a glass of bubbly!

A slice of whipped cream filled meringue topped with fresh berries and a fruit sauce.

A delicious, refreshing dessert, that is a wonderfully light way to celebrate and makes a great change from cake.

Store any remaining Pavlova in the fridge and eat within 24 hours.

If you have enjoyed this recipe for Raspberry Coulis Drizzled Mixed Berry Pavlova you may also like these:

Lemony Strawberry Pavlova

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Lemony Strawberry Pavlova

Raspberry Chocolate Pavlova

FF Raspberry Coulis Drizzled Mixed Berry Pavlova
Raspberry Chocolate Pavlova

Strawberry Eton Mess

FF Raspberry Coulis Drizzled Mixed Berry Pavlova
Strawberry Eton Mess

Pavlovas are extremely forgiving as a dessert. However, if they should crack and crumble beyond repair, simply make an Eton Mess as pictured above or, alternatively make Raspberry Chocolate Ice Cream Sundae.

Because this recipe is easily made gluten free, it is a great way of providing dessert, without excluding people who have dietary restrictions. At Feasting is Fun the aim is to create recipes that more people can share and enjoy. And, on that note, from experience, when transporting this dessert, it is easier to take the separate components and assemble once there.

Finally, whatever the past year held for you, my hope is that the coming year will be one of love, peace and reconciliation

Sammie xx

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