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Sunday, 27 June 2010

Daring Bakers Challenge-June 2010- Pavlova


Pavlova- A crisp outer meringue shell with delicious soft chewy centre  topped with a delicious mango flavoured mousse and  an array of fresh  mango and seasonal fruits.

The June 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Dawn of  Doable and Delicious. Dawn challenged the Daring Bakers’ to make Chocolate Pavlovas and Chocolate Mascarpone Mousse. The challenge recipe is based on a recipe from the book Chocolate Epiphany by Francois Payard

Although the challege was for a chocolate pavlova with chocolate mousse, I have adapted this and made a plain pavlova  base with mango mousse.


Ingredients:

For Meringue shell
3 large egg whites
½ cup plus 1 tbsp (110 grams) white granulated sugar
¼ cup (30 grams) confectioner’s (icing) sugar

For Mascarpone cream

Ingredients:

500 ml whipping
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons icing sugar
4 tablespoons fresh mango puree

For topping and mango puree:

1 mango diced  for topping
1 mango diced and pureed for adding to mascarpone mousse
12 strawberries wahed and sliced
12 cherries washed
1/2 tablespoon icing sugar for dusting



Method:

For Meringue:

1. Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 200º F (95º C) degrees. Line two baking sheets with silpat or parchment and set aside.
2. Put the egg whites in a bowl and whip until soft peaks form. Increase speed to high and gradually add granulated sugar about 1 tbsp at a time until stiff peaks form. (The whites should be firm but moist.)
3.Sift the confectioner’s sugar over the egg whites and fold the dry ingredients into the white. (This looks like it will not happen. Fold gently and it will eventually come together.)
4.Fill a pastry bag with the meringue. Pipe the meringue into whatever shapes you desire. Alternatively, you could just free form your shapes and level them a bit with the back of a spoon.
5.Bake for 2 hours until the meringues become dry and crisp. Cool and store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Mascarpone mango mousse:
Recipe source for basic mascarpone : Baking Obsession

Method:

1.Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a wide skillet. Reduce the heat to medium-low so the water is barely simmering.
2. Pour the cream into a medium heat-resistant bowl, then place the bowl into the skillet. Heat the cream, stirring often, to 190 F. It will take about 15 minutes of delicate heating.
3. Add the lemon juice and continue heating the mixture, stirring gently, until the cream curdles.
4. The whipping cream will do is become thicker, like a well-done crème anglaise. It will cover a back of your wooden spoon thickly. You will see just a few clear whey streaks when you stir.
5.Remove the bowl from the water and let it cool for about 20 minutes.
6. Line a sieve with four layers of dampened cheesecloth and set it over a bowl. Transfer the mixture into the lined sieve. Do not squeeze the cheese in the cheesecloth or press on its surface (be patient, it will firm up after refrigeration time).
7.Once cooled completely, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate (in the sieve) overnight or up to 24 hours.
8.To make the mango mousse , place the mascarpone in a bowl add the icing sugar and mix well.
9. Fold in gently the mango puree , do not over mix as a ripple effect of mango in white is desired.

Assembling the Pavlova:

1. Place the meringue shell on a serving dish.
2. Spoon over the meringue shell the mascarpone mango mousse and top with  fresh diced mangoes, strawberries and cherries.
3. Dust with icing sugar.
Serve chilled.


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47 comments:

  1. wow.. looks fantastic ..nice entry..

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  2. Pavlova looks very professional, you have done a very good job.

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  3. Wow!!!!! That looks incredibly professional! Very impressive, Nayna!

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  4. Chocolate pavlova looks really nice, i like the mango puree cream very much.

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  5. wonderful looking dish with very beautiful presentation....i wish i can take a scoop right now...

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  6. Hey dear u know i was admiring urs u messaged me.. i really loved the peaks in the base and the pictures are awesome.. u have done so well dear.

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  7. And the mango mousse wow delicious.. again i am feeling to eat right away..

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  8. That dessert looks so gorgeous! Great work!

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  9. wow luks..... awesome... very tempting tooo

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  10. what a wonderful presentation! looks so delicious and tempting.

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  11. Chocolate Pavlova looks simply yummy and great clicks as well.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  12. Wow! That looks amazing! Your fruit piled on top looks absolutely perfect. Nice job on the challenge!

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  13. wow..looks delicious and yummmy

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  14. What a fabulous dessert. Love your choice of mousse to top the Pavlova base. And ofcourse the fruit topping itself.

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  15. WOW your vanilla pav looks so perfect just like what an Australian one LOL LOL. Love the mango puree that is a brilliant idea. Cheers from Audax in Sydney Australia.

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  16. Great job. The mango is a great choice.

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  17. That looks fantastic!! Great work

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  18. Beauty & Lust!!!! On the whole A SINFUL experience..... WOW!!!!

    Ash...
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  19. looks interesting...mouth watering pictures

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  20. All that colourful fruit makes your pavlova even prettier.

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  21. Yummy....looks fab ...nice clicks dear

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  22. pavlova ;looks perfect n delicious

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  23. pavlova looks perfect n delicious

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  24. Wat an elegant, cute looks pavlova, looks gorgeous..

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  25. So so beautiful and love the variety of fruits you have used.

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  26. Superb dessert ,very well done...

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  27. Tempting to grab the whole plate..........

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  28. Wow looks very professional..looks fantastic.

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  29. Lovely and delicious...

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  30. Awesome awesome..i m hungry for some ...

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  31. OMG mouth-drooling post, yummmmm !!!

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  32. Excellent presantation and tempting pictures, u r rocking dear:)

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  33. WOW!! It looks gorgeous..Yum Yum!!

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  34. Thumbs up for you! Your pavlova looks fantastic!

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  35. Pavlova looks gorgeous! Also using mango mousse makes this very unique than the ones I have seen so far on other blogs.

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  36. ahhh..droolworthy dish...looks yum yum yum...u hv given a very professional touch...mindblowing

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  37. WOW, your pavlova is stunning with all that lovely fruit on top! Love that you added a mango mousse too. Looks and sounds delicious!

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  38. thats really wonderfull.... very very nice... yummy....

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  39. My baking challenge for the weekend is to make meringue - I quite fancy this recipe - a little adventureous maybe ? or maybe not ? we'll see! Watch this space!

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