Pavlova is a true devil in disguise. Innocently healthy, displaying lots of fruits but under these fruits are tons of unhealthy calories. But who cares, we often tell ourselves we don't eat this everyday. Indulgence once in awhile is acceptable (wink). I am one of these people...ha..ha..ha..
My maiden pavlova turn out better than I expected. Besides a little sweet for my taste, the other set back of this recipe is the baking time. Though the recipe stated the baking time as 1 hour, I had to bake mine for almost 2 1/2 hours to get the right colour and texture. Will reduce the sugar to 1 cup the next time I bake this, otherwise, this is PERFECT as a dessert after a good meal or as a replacement for birthday cake as what my colleague and I did. The birthday girl was pleasantly surprised coz' we noticed she was grinning from ear to ear.
To the birthday girl.....Happy Birthday, Hami. We enjoy your company as much as you enjoy this pavlova.