Pavlova

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2019/08/26 14:17:41 (permalink)

Pavlova

About a month ago we visited Twin Pies in Linesville, PA.  While we were there, we spotted a whole white cake covered in fruit and inquired about it.  The nice lady behind the counter told us it was a Pavlova, something neither one of us had heard of before.  Since we were spending the day driving around and this is a dessert that doesn't travel well, we stored that bit of information in the back of our minds.
 
This past Wednesday, I called Twin Pies and ordered a Pavlova for pick up on Saturday.  They only make them on weekends and during the height of Summer berry season.  Here is what it looked like it the box:

This is a raspberry infused meringue cake, topped with real whipped cream, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and kiwi fruit.  The outside of the meringue has a more dense slight crisp about it,

while the interior meringue has a marshmallowy texture.  Apparently, this dessert originates in New Zealand and was named after Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova.
 
I would tell you that the photos subconsciously made me drool, but that would be Pavlov cake instead.
 
Anyone have experience with Pavlova cake before?
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    leethebard
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    Re: Pavlova 2019/08/26 15:52:47 (permalink)
    ....wow.....
     
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    Re: Pavlova 2019/08/26 15:56:25 (permalink)
    I've never had it, but I have seen Alton Brown cook a Pavlova on an episode of Good Eats.  He used a passion fruit topping 
     
    https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/pavlova-recipe-2012640
    post edited by Ghaz - 2019/08/26 16:05:30
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    Re: Pavlova 2019/08/26 15:58:29 (permalink)
    It looks amazing.
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    Re: Pavlova 2019/08/26 19:22:20 (permalink)
    It's a favourite at our house. My wife makes them when good berries are around. They are remarkably easy to make and so very, very tasty! You're lucky to have a place that actually makes them! I cannot remember ever seeing a bakery or dessert place having them on the menu in the US.
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    MetroplexJim
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    Re: Pavlova 2019/08/26 20:20:10 (permalink)
    Checked their menu and, given the area, was 'd by their prices.
     
    Well, God Bless. 
     
    If one can buy a nice 3 bed, 2 bath house on 1/4 acre for $100K, then one can afford to pay those prices for pie and coffee. 
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    Re: Pavlova 2019/08/26 20:46:44 (permalink)
    Looks like my German grandmother's schaum torte.
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    Ghaz
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    Re: Pavlova 2019/08/26 23:23:39 (permalink)
    MilwFoodlovers
    Looks like my German grandmother's schaum torte.




    Looking up 'schaum torte' on Google, the first thing it says is "Virtually unknown outside of Wisconsin, Schaum Torte is the German equivalent of Pavlova." 
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    mar52
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    Re: Pavlova 2019/08/26 23:26:12 (permalink)
    We used to make Pavlova all of the time.  Back in the 70s (I think) my dad rented an apartment to a young man who had something to do with bringing it to the United States.  Maybe he brought pre-made Pavlova shells to the US. I forget just what his involvement was.  I also forget his name.
     
    Ours isn't a cake.  We make a thick meringue circle, a little higher on the sides and bake it in a low oven until the outside is hard.  When ready to serve we top it with hand whipped cream and fresh berries.
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    Re: Pavlova 2019/08/27 13:42:46 (permalink)
    Thanks for all the answers about the Pavlova.  As much as I love desserts, how had I never heard of this before?
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    Re: Pavlova 2019/08/27 13:45:57 (permalink)
    MilwFoodlovers
    Looks like my German grandmother's schaum torte.


    Yes, I can see this.  Despite growing up in a German household, the only time I have seen a schaum torte is at Jack Pandl's just north of Milwaukee.
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    Re: Pavlova 2019/08/27 16:48:30 (permalink)
    I have made that!  
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    Re: Pavlova 2019/08/27 17:53:02 (permalink)
    buffetbuster
     
    ... I would tell you that the photos subconsciously made me drool, but that would be Pavlov cake instead.
     

    By that logic, we can call nearly anything Cliff is served Pavlov.
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    Re: Pavlova 2019/08/27 19:16:39 (permalink)
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    Looks like my German grandmother's schaum torte.


    Yes, I can see this.  Despite growing up in a German household, the only time I have seen a schaum torte is at Jack Pandl's just north of Milwaukee.


    There are more, Kegel's Inn and Meyer's also has it on their menu's.
     
    https://www.kegelsinn.com/#home-section
     
     
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