Till about 6 months ago, I didn’t have a TV — and it was a conscious choice. But, till then, people never tired of telling me to get one, and topping that list was my sister. You see, there were (sorry, are) these amazing food programmes that appear on television (that I knew nothing about), and she wanted me to watch them. One of the most talked about shows was Nigella’s Kitchen, and I think the first recipe my sister tried was her famous pavlova.
A pavlova is nothing but a meringue, topped with whipped cream and then a tarty fruit like raspberries, strawberries, etc, to cut through the sweetness of the dessert. I’ve been wanting to make meringues since a while now – especially fascinated (as you must’ve gathered from my chocolate mousse and orange sponge cake recipes) with the process of stiffening egg whites. And, I did! I finally made Nigella’s Chocolate-Raspberry Pavlovas, with my own twist!