We are waiting patiently here on Lansdowne Road for a bit of sunshine longevity and the temperatures to stay up. It was quite a wet and windy beginning to June in Dublin, but it picked up a little last week. Of course, the season is young yet so we are hopeful.
Summertime at Ariel House means making jugs of homemade lemonade and indulging in lots of Irish strawberry based recipes.
Our strawberry pavlova was very popular with our guests last summer and is always greeted with smiling faces.
We want to share our recipe with you.
Our strawberry pavlova recipe.
8 large egg whites
500g caster sugar
4 tsp corn flour
2 tsp white wine vinegar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
Whisk egg whites until soft peaks form.
Add in sugar 1 tablespoon at a time until stiff.
Fold in with a metal spoon the cornflour, vinegar and vanilla gently until combined.
Draw a 20cm circle on parchment and use as a guideline to spoon the meringue onto.
Smooth top and sides with a palette knife.
Place in oven and immediately drop the temperature to 120 degrees.
Leave for 1 hour and allow to cool fully in the oven.
Decorating your strawberry pavlova.
Punnet of Irish strawberries
Few mint leaves
Softly whip the cream and spread over the cooled meringue base.
Decorate with strawberries.
Arrange the mint leaves for an extra dash of colour.
Slice, eat, and sigh, in that order – just heavenly!
Whilst we can guarantee you an excellent experience when you visit us here on Lansdowne Road, unfortunately, we can’t always guarantee you the sunshine.
What we can promise, however, is that we will share more delicious recipes from our kitchen with you, on this blog, over the summer months.