Today: Classic pavlova gets a nutty makeover.
Here is a sweet, crunchy, gooey, peanuty spin on the classic pavlova -- with fresh strawberries and cream. If you don’t like peanuts, substitute natural almond butter or hazelnut butter or cashew butter, but don’t miss it.
Ribbons of smooth peanut butter contribute rich flavor and a welcome counterpoint to the sweet sweet meringue -- berries and cream take the whole affair over the top: every bite is a riot of flavors, textures, temperatures.
1 cup (7 ounces) sugar, preferably superfine
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
4 large egg whites (about 1/2 cup), at room temperature
1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar or 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup well-stirred natural (preferably salted) peanut butter, at room temperature
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 pints fresh strawberries
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Photos by Mark Weinberg
This article originally appeared on Food52.com: Peanut Butter Pavlova