I have a confession to make. This is the second pavlova roll I have made in two days. Yesterday’s pavlova was cooked the traditional way in the oven and was very nice. I served it up to my guests last night and didn’t end up getting a slice for myself. I stumbled across a microwave recipe today and with some small tweaks gave it a go. It is quick and easy and requires only a handful of ingredients and tastes divine. Today I used banana and passion fruit but you can use any fruit of your choice. I gave this pavlova an upgrade by adding crushed honeycomb that I keep in the cupboard for baking days (OK.. I sneak little bits sometimes when I get a sugar itch). To serve I used extra passion fruit syrup and crushed honeycomb on the plate. You won’t find an easier and more delicious recipe than this one… give it a go!
- 4 egg whites
- 4 tablespoons caster sugar
- 1/2 cup desiccated coconut, browned
- 1/2 cup whipped cream
- 1 cup fruit of your choice
- Beat egg whites and the caster sugar till stiff peaks form.
- Spread onto baking paper placed over the microwave glass base to form a round.
- Cook on high for 3 minutes.
- Let cool.
- On another piece of baking paper spread out the browned coconut roughly the same size as the cooked pavlova.
- Place cooked pavlova over the top of the coconut.
- Spread with whipped cream and place fruit on top.
- Using the baking paper, roll carefully to form a log.
I picked up this art drawer for $3 from a thrift store… I gave it a shabby chic makeover and added small legs… It is now a handy drawer for sewing bits and pieces….
I glued some door knobs to the bottom of the drawers for legs and glued a faux pearl into the indent in the drawer knobs. I gave the drawers a coat of white primer/sealer and then a couple of coats of flat Antique White USA paint… I sanded it back a bit to give it a shabby feel.
I found some vintage sewing prints on Pinterest and printed them and used matt Mod Podge to attach them to the drawers. When the Mod Podge was completely dry I used a flat water based clear polyurethane to paint the drawers.
I now have a cute drawer for my sewing needs.
Plum chicken is a quick and delicious meal that takes very little effort for a great result. Serve with steamed rice or noodles or both if you like.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
- 500 grams skinless chicken thigh fillets
- 1 jar savoury plum sauce (375 mls)
- 1 teaspoon crushed ginger
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon chilli flakes (optional)
- Place all ingredients except the chicken fillets in a jug and mix well
- Place chicken pieces in a baking dish and pour the sauce over
- Cook for 40 to 45 minutes or until cooked through
- Slice the chicken fillets and cover in sauce to serve
tip: Once the chicken is cooked, If the sauce is not thick enough pour it in a saucepan and heat over a high flame until it thickens up and then pour over the sliced chicken.