Mont Blanc Chocolate Pavlova

A delicious chocolate pavlova with sweetened chestnut purée. This dessert is the combination of a Chocolate Pavlova and Mont Blanc dessert. Here is an easy chocolate pavlova recipe, plus a homemade chestnut purée recipe.

mont blanc chocolate pavlova with whipped cream and shaved chocolate

Chestnut Desserts

As soon as the weather in Switzerland starts to take a dip, the roasted chestnut carts magically appear and I know that my favourite dessert will soon be in all of the pâtisserie shops.

Roasted chestnuts alone are a gorgeous treat, especially since they also perform a double function as lovely hand warmers, but one of my favourite ways of enjoying chestnuts is in a simple Mont Blanc dessert.



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Pavlova with Cream and Passionfruit

Make the perfect pavlova every time with this easy pavlova recipe with step-by-step photos, served with cream and passionfruit. Tips on how to make a pavlova dessert with a crisp meringue shell and soft marshmallow centre.

pavlova with cream and passionfruit on cake stand with cut passionfruit on wooden board

Australian Pavlova

There is nothing which reminds me more of Australia than a classic pavlova. This was something I grew up eating at parties and celebrations, and a backyard BBQ was never complete without a pavlova dessert standing proud and tall on the kitchen table.



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Raspberry Friands

Delicious Raspberry Friands with step-by-step photos, including notes for making Mini Raspberry Friands.

raspberry friands on wire rack on wooden board

Friand Recipe

If you are someone who, like me, makes a lot of custard, pastry or shortbread, you might find yourself with a lot of leftover egg whites.

I follow Nigella Lawson’s tip to freeze egg whites in small zip-lock freezer bags – usually in pairs – which means that I always have egg whites on hand to make pavlovas, meringues, and friands.



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Blueberry Financiers

An easy Financier recipe with blueberries. These Blueberry Financier cakes are light and dainty, which are perfect with a cup of tea!

blueberry financiers

Recipes Using Egg Whites

Given the multiple batches of Gingerbread Sablé and Giant Chocolate Chip Sablé I have been baking over the past few months, a recipe which uses at least 2 egg yolks per batch, my freezer has been overflowing with little plastic bags filled with frozen eggwhites.

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Chocolate Pavlova with Chestnut Purée

A Chocolate Pavlova with Chestnut Purée, which is perfect at Christmas or any time of the year! An easy chocolate pavlova recipe which is a delicious twist on a Mont Blanc dessert. A great recipe using sweetened chestnut purée.

chocolate pavlova with chestnut purée on cake stand with jug of cream

Merry Christmas everyone!! I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas celebration with your friends, family and loved ones.

Christmas in our home today started with a leisurely breakfast … until the children realised that they could open their Christmas stockings once they had finished their meal. I had never seen them chomp down their toast and scull their milk so quickly!

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