When we create somethings beautiful, we feel a sense of pride and accomplishment. Creating even spurs us on to try something more. So why not start with a heavenly dessert that looks appetizing and is a “no fail” delight.
Angel food cake might come close, but it doesn’t hold a candle to Pavlova. Named after Anna Pavlova, a famous Russian ballerina, this light and airy dessert could never be considered sinful. Here’s what you’ll need for today’s creative activity:
Cream of Tartar
Colorful fresh fruits thinly sliced
Instructions: Beat several egg whites (5 large or 7 small) until stiff peaks form. Add a half teaspoon of cream of tartar, one teaspoon of vanilla, and a cup of pre-ground fine sugar. Place the meringue on a baking dish. Bake in a 230 degree Fahrenheit oven for two and a half hours. Then, cut off the oven and leave the meringue in the oven overnight.
When ready to serve, cover the meringue in whipped cream and top with colorful fruit. Serve immediately (or after pictures) to your guests. You shouldn’t eat this dessert alone.
“Although one may fail to find happiness in theatrical life, one never wishes to give it up after having once tasted its fruits.” Anna Pavlova