This week we are featuring the king of all desserts in a Pavlova styled edible wreath
The recipe is here:
Alexandrina Carob and Raspberry Pavlova Wreath with Alexandrina Pure Jersey Cream
Christmas with Alexandrina - Edible Wreath Series
A spectacular and mouth watering centre piece. Pavlova - named after the Russian ballerina, the pavlova is a familiar and well loved dessert. We endorse the use of local carob, local raspberries and the best local Alexandrina Pure Jersey Cream you can find!
ALEXANDRINA CAROB AND RASPBERRY PAVLOVA WREATH WITH ALEXANDRINA PURE JERSEY CREAM
on the day, you will need 15 minutes preparation time, total cooking time 90 minutes
for the carob and chocolate pavlova base
6 egg whites
250 g caster sugar
3 Tbpn The Carob Kitchen carob powder (I always use a spoon to sieve any lumps or bumps) #notsponsored
1 t balsamic vinegar
25-50 g chocolate, finely chopped (I tend to favour dark chocolate)
for the topping
600 ml Alexandrina Pure Jersey Cream, double cream (2 tubs)
400 g raspberries
5-6 Tbpns dark chocolate (coarsely grated)
2-3 Tbpns The Carob Kitchen carob sprinkles (optional) #notsponsored
preheat the oven to 170°c and line a baking tray with baking paper
beat the egg whites until peaks form, and then beat in the sugar a spoonful at a time until the meringue is forming a stiff peak
sprinkle over the carob powder and vinegar, and the finally chopped chocolate pieces
gently fold everything until the carob is thoroughly mixed in
mound on to a baking sheet in a fat circle approximately 22--24cm in diameter, smoothing the sides and top
place in the oven, then immediately turn the temperature down to 150°c and cook for about 90 minutes
once cooked, look for crispness around the edges and on the sides and it should be dry on top
turn off the oven and open the door slightly, and let the chocolate meringue disc cool completely
Plating up | When you're ready to serve, invert on to a big, flat-bottomed plate (we use a tile)
- gently stir Alexandrina Pure Jersey Cream, and slowly pile it on top of the meringue
- next you can scatter over the raspberries
- coarsely grate the chocolate and sprinkle over the top
Final touches | Before serving drizzle fig syrup or quince syrup or carob syrup over the top.
Calcium Hero of the Dish | Alexandrina Pure Jersey Cream
Alexandrina’s Pure Jersey Cream is the kind of cream where you can stand your spoon straight up in the pot, and it is best served straight onto the table with a homemade dessert. This product is completely free of any preservatives, it is simply a fresh double cream, 55 % minimum fat | available in 300 ml tub. Champion Cream Winner of the 2004 Australian Grand Dairy Awards.
Looking for Alexandrina Products? | To find a list of our supportive South Australian stockists visit --> Stockists
Looking for Raspberries? | Try one of the growers at your local Farmers Market or cool climate strawberries from the East Family Gina's Kitchen & Field Berries or try Harvest The Fleurieu or try Kerrie's Cherries
Top Tip | If you prefer, use strawberries, blueberries or blackberries, or use a mix of berries.
Foodie Fact | Caster sugar is used in cooking because the finer granules dissolve quickly. If you are caught without any in your pantry make your own by simply whizzing some sugar in a food process until powder.
Find more Alexandrina Recipes here | Alexandrina Curd’s & Whey blog
Our Cook - Along - Together Challenge this Spring (yes next week summer begins) continues with vigour, with the digital team from Alexandrina Cheese Company
You are welcome to tune in to our LIVESTREAM on Wednesday to hear about how this #challenge is going to work.
Our 7th Christmas Recipe of the series is this delicious Alexandrina Carob and Raspberry Pavlova Wreath with Alexandrina Pure Jersey Cream
The link to our Christmas with Alexandrina - Edible Wreath Series is available here ---> Christmas with Alexandrina - Edible Wreath Series
The link to our Alexandrina Cheese Guide is available here --> Alexandrina Cheese Guide
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First published sometime during the early 2000’s – Cooking with Rebekah, and commonly Rebekah handed out little recipes from the Alexandrina Cheese stall at the farmers market.
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