I promised a dessert post from last week's barn dinner... it won't win any food photography awards, but please believe me when I say that this dish will make you a champion in the minds of any of your guests. How had I never experienced PAVLOVA before! My mother loves trying new recipes out for crowds... she's super brave. These individual meringue shells were topped with fresh whipped cream, sliced peaches and blueberry syrup. One of our guests didn't eat sugar... lucky me! I ate hers, too. My mother made two extra shells. We polished them off standing at the kitchen sink after everyone had left. Shhhh! That freakin' good!
Google Pavlova recipes... and look for one that uses vinegar, as she did. Here's one that's from my favorite science museum in the world. Tell your kids you have a new science project to whip up... you'll be an instant hero, promise!
extra bonus points: it's a gluten-free dessert dream!