Pavlova is one of my favorite desserts to make because it is are so versatile and pretty, not to mention very easy. If you are unfamiliar with this treat, it begins with a base of meringue (with sometimes many layers), which is crunchy on the outside and soft inside. The meringue is typically topped with whipped cream, mousse, berries, curd or whatever your imagination can dream up. The meringue can also be flavored, chocolate is a popular option.
I was needing some lemon curd in my life, so I decided to stick with the traditional meringue flavor and decorate
with edible flowers. This combo works great because you use egg whites for the meringue and egg yolks for the curd;
it always bothers me to waste one or the other. I used Alton Brown's recipe for the lemon curd because I have found it to be the best
Pavlova and Pansies
Recipe for pavlova topped with edible flowers. By Marysmaking