My friend, Christina from Dessert for Two is here to show you Mixed Berry Mini Pavlovas! Like Christina, I enjoy myself a tasty treat, but if I make a full recipe of brownies, it’s Sunny with a 90% chance I’m eating a full recipe of brownies. In the span of an hour.
When Christina and I found each other, I was instantly drawn to the genius of her site: desserts for TWO people, not 12. Making a scaled-down recipe is my only hope for not hovering over a pyrex dish with a spoon at 10pm. I’m also smitten by Christina’s supercalifragilisticness…she whips out a mean moonshine cocktail, is a badass yogi, and also makes tasty Dinners for Two.
I’ll let the expert do the talking now. Welcome, Christina, and thanks for joining us!
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Well well well, what do we have here? It looks like Ms. Julia let a dessert-crazed lady take over her site today. And that crazy lady is me, Christina of the blog Dessert for Two! It’s so nice to be here, friends. I’ve been a fan of Julia’s delicious recipes and beautiful food photos for quite some time. Plus, I’m in awe of her because she’s from one of my favorite places on earth, Lake Tahoe. I want to shred the gnar on the mountain with her someday. (Did I use that phrase right, Julia? Heavens, send help.) < – – – Julia’s Note: yes, yes you did, my dear. Let’s go huck the pallisades.
While most of my dessert creations are pumped with sugar, butter and flour, I took it easy this time around. I piped these cute meringue shells out (but you could also use two spoons instead of a piping bag), and baked them until crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Then, I filled these beauties with whipped cream. Alternately, you could use my recipe for coconut whipped cream). I piled that whipped cream high with fresh berries. I used blackberries and strawberries because they’re my favorite, but feel free to use pomegranate arils, raspberries, cherries, whatever your heart desires!
This recipe makes four mini tarts. If you remember my blog name, desserts that serve two is kinda my bag. But, if you have lots of pavlova eaters to serve, just scale up the recipe. So easy! One egg white makes four two-bite tarts. Scale up accordingly.