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pavlova base w/vanilla ice cream. Too sweet?

Discussion in 'Cookery' started by nick909, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

    Depends how sweet your ice cream is, but my concern would be the ice cream melting. I like pavlova to sit for a little while, with the cream softening into the top of the meringue and making a fudgy texture.
    If you don't mind it not sitting then it would be fine, but I'd argue that it's not technically pavlova!
    Although - consider Baked Alaska - which is meringue and ice cream. That works!
  2. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    Could you break the meringue up and serve it in the ice cream with fruit?
  3. I do have Elmlea in the fridge (unopened) but I am aware that is 'fake' cream so am wary that it might taste fake? A neighbour gave it to me saying he would never use it! I could flavour it with a vanilla seeds (from a vanilla pod) but don't want to waste it if it is definitely going to taste 'fake'?

    Nick - how long do you leave the cream on the pavlova for before serving?

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