You know that moment when you plan to bake something and it does not turn well?! Maybe you have friends over or your mother-in-law planned a last-minute visit? You are screwed and wish it was all just a dream. Well, luckily I was just baking for fun, but I ended up angry, frustrated, annoyed and almost decided to never bake again.
I planned to impress my boyfriend with some cute and amazing mini Pavlovas. Crunchy, fluffy, creamy and fruity. This was my plan. My grandma used to advise me to never bake when I am not in a good mood, otherwise my cake will not end up well. Hahaha…. I still remember laughing about this crazy idea and planned to prove her the opposite. I guess now she would laugh hard of me, especially because it is not my first time making Pavlova. Maybe it was a bad day, maybe the stars, maybe the negative energy, maybe some bad spirits…. Just kidding 😊.
I am quite sure there are AT LEAST 3 reasons for this failure: egg whites had a tiny bit of yolk between them, the mixer bowl had the smallest drop of water, the sugar was not added step by step. The funny part was in the evening when I placed the nicely decorated dessert on the dinner table. “Shall I apologize for not looking good or just pretend this beauty was meant to look like this?!”.
Long story short, it is just amazing and way better than I expected. So, I decided that it is worth sharing the story with you and showing you a great way of using some destroyed “not that fluffy” egg whites. Do find below the recipe and let me know how you do it . Next time I will get an update recipe for a real pavlova. Ah… and sorry for the ones who feel offended by the way my mini Pavlovas look like (my Kiwi friends 😀 )! Continue reading