The Crazy Kitchen: One Ingredient Challenge - Strawberry Ice Cream Pavlova

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Saturday, 9 June 2012

One Ingredient Challenge - Strawberry Ice Cream Pavlova

I haven't joined in with Working London Mummy & Laura from How To Cook Good Food's One Ingredient Challenge for a while but with the theme this month being Strawberries and British strawberries being on offer for £1 a punnet in the supermarket it would be rude not to.

All three of my children love ice cream (well Jack does as long as it's not too cold!) so I decided to make some strawberry ice cream, and to jazz it up a little I plonked it on top of a meringue...et voila, ice cream Pavlova


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Strawberry Ice Cream
300g fresh Strawberries, hulled
100g Caster Sugar
400ml Double Cream
1 vanilla pod

Meringue (from BBC Good Food)
4 Egg Whites
225g Golden Caster Sugar
1 tsp Cornflour
1 tsp White Wine Vinegar

Fruit Sauce
250g Frozen Mixed Summer Fruits
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp granulated sugar

Serve with more fresh Strawberries

Ice Cream
Blend the strawberries to a puree
Whisk the Strawberries, sugar, cream & seeds from the vanilla pod together
Churn in an ice cream maker following manufacturers instructions and then place in the freezer in a container to firm up - if you don't have an ice cream maker pour the mixture into a large shallow container & place in the freezer & mix around every 20-30 minutes to avoid it freezing solid

Meringue
Whisk the egg whites to a soft peak
Add the sugar a spoonful at a time, whisking after each addition
After all the sugar has been added whisk for a few minutes until stiff & smooth & stands in firm peaks
Whisk in the cornflour and vinegar
Spread meringue onto a baking sheet lined with baking paper
Place into a preheated 180 degree (C) oven & immediately lower the temperature to 120 degrees (C) and bake for 1.5 hours
Turn the oven off & allow the meringue to cool in the oven

Fruit Sauce
Add the frozen fruit to a small pan with the water & sugar
Bring to the boil & then allow to cool before blending to a puree, add a little more water if it's too thick


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Assemble the Pavlova by scooping ice cream onto the meringue, scattering the strawberries and pouring sauce over the top


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This was quite possible THE best dessert I've ever made.....and everyone else thought so too...this was the plate around 10 minutes later

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