If you follow me on facebook you would know that a couple of weekends ago I went to Tasmania, what a beautiful part of the world it is. If you have never been I think you should stop what your doing and run and jump on a plane and head down there, or up depending on what part of the world you are in. The people there a so lovely the pace of life is slower and you will settle in like your home. I went there with a friend I have know since I was about 11, it doesn’t matter where we live or what part of the world we are in, when we get together its like we have never been a part, thats what you call a true friend. Years and time can pass and your friendship remains. I am very lucky as I have moved around a fair bit I have a number of these types of friends and I treasure there friendship and always will.
While in Tasmania, my friend and I hired a car for a day and we drove to a beautiful cider orchard, called Willie Smiths. We had lunch in an old rustic apple shed that has been turned into a cellar door, where you can sample the different ciders that they make. My friend ordered one of these, but I was going to drive so just had a chai latte, along with some lunch. The menu wasn’t huge there were only a few things to choose from, but what we ordered was so fresh and delicious and I would be back there all the time if I lived in Tas You should check out there website and you will fall in love its so cute. If your heading to Tas make sure you check it out, it was one of the highlights of my holiday. Oh and you can buy these awesome big bottles of cider that look like jugs from a bygone era, and get them refilled. I nearly brought one as a prop, but then sense kicked in and I decided it was to big to bring back. But next time I will take a bigger suit case and there will be no stopping me.
On the plane ride home I was sitting there watching people go past and hoping I got a normal person to sit next to. I’m sure you guys have all done it. When the parents with the screaming children walk past and you a secretly praying please don’t be next to me. Or the man that you can smell as he walks towards you, please please no. Thankfully these people kept walking and I had the pleasure of sitting next to a beautiful couple who had been over to Tasmania to celebrate a very important birthday. We chatted most of the way home, reminiscing about our time in Tas. We chatted about what we did and she told me about her killer Coffee Pavlova that she makes. So naturally I had to get all the details on how she made it and this is my take on her recipe. I think I may have gone a tad over board on the coffee, and if I was to make it again I would reduce it by a tablespoon as I don’t like a huge hit of coffee. I have also added
- 4 egg whites
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons fine grain instant coffee
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon cornflour
- Pre heat the oven to 180C or 350F
- Whisk the egg whites in a clean dry bow using and electric beater until soft peaks form.
- Add the sugar and coffee together in a separate bowl and stir through. Then slowly add to the egg whites while beating until the mixture is glossy and forms stiff peaks. Add the vinegar and cornflour and mix trough.
- Spoon the mixture onto a tray, I made 5 small small ones, but you can make 1 large one instead.
- Place in the oven and reduce the heat to 100C or 210F, bake for 45 minutes and then turn off the oven and open the door. Leave the pav to cool in the oven.
- Once cooled cover in cream and any toppings that take your fancy.