For this afternoon’s activity, our students decorated their own mini pavlovas!
Pavlova is an Australian dessert that is often served at holiday gatherings like Christmas. It is light and airy, making it a refreshing and elegant dessert for the warm, Australian weather.
Pavlova is a meringue-based dessert that is crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside.
To make pavlova, egg whites are whipped with sugar until stiff peaks form. Then, cornstarch and vinegar are added to the mixture, which helps to stabilize the meringue and give it a chewy texture. The meringue is then baked in the oven at a low temperature for several hours until it is dry and crispy on the outside. Once it has cooled, it is topped with whipped cream and fresh fruits.
Our students received a ‘mini pavlova’ each and got to decorate it with their choice of toppings from the table. Pavlovas are usually served with whipped cream and fresh fruits such as strawberries, kiwi-fruit and passionfruit. However, our toping choices were a little different with a variety including whipped cream, fresh strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and mango, desiccated coconut, grated chocolate, sprinkles and chocolate sauce.
Some students decorated theirs fruity, some chocolaty and some with a bit of everything!
Overall, the students loved decorating their pavlovas and enjoyed eating them just as much! They were quite surprised at how delicious they were, considering that they are made out of egg whites. The students said they’ll definitely eat pavlova again, next time a bigger one! It was a great afternoon of socializing and sharing many laughs.
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