Personalised Alphabet Pavlova Letters
What could make your guests feel more special than a personalised alphabet pavlova with their own initial?
Pimp up this easy summer dessert by spooning (or piping) the meringue into alphabet letter shapes before baking and serving.First make the meringue mixture using my foolproof ultimate chewy meringue recipe.
This volume of mix made me 8 letters of approximately 10cm high.
You will also need 300ml of double cream, a few drops of food colouring (optional) and strawberries.
Once you mix is made, mark the letters out as a guide on a sheet of greaceproof paper.Spoon the mix into the rough shape. You could pipe this, but I prefer a more rustic look (read my piping skill are also awful).
Bake slowly in a low oven if you want whiter meringues.
Allow to cool, and peel the personalised alphabet pavlova letter gently away from the paper. I cut the paper up to make it easier to peel without crumbling. Don’t worry too much if you do have a break, you can cover up with your fruit and cream.
Why not check out my instagram if you want more details, or fancy joining in. For the 8 letters here, I used around 300ml of double cream.
Whip till quite stiff to make sure it doesn’t drip off the alphabet letters. But not too much….I slightly over whipped mine here. shhh. you want the cream still to have a bit of movement. Chop some fruit. As an optional,you can add a few drops of pink colouring to the cream – I wanted a contrast in colour between the meringue and the cream. You could also mix in the fruit. I wanted a marbled effect, so I just folded the colour in roughly. Then smear (or pipe) them on top of the letters. And decorate with fruit as required. In hind site, I think raspberries blueberries and blackberries would look nicer than the sliced strawberries. Next time. If you had a particularly greedy friend (with a short name), you could make their whole name!