Festive dessert – Rolled Fruit Pavlova

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Christmas and Festive Feasting is less than a month away!

I am sure you have also starting scribbling down a few menu ideas.

Every year my menus are becoming lighter and less ‘traditional’ in the European sense.

My Mother always made a Traditional Christmas Pud that simmered for hours and was prepared months ahead so that it had time to mature and of course, receive its regular dose of brandy! But I have not prepared a traditional pud for years.

One of my Mom’s other Festive Treats was a Pavlova. We always had beautiful strawberries and cape gooseberries in the garden, that contributed to the topping. It was served at New Year rather than Christmas and can best be remembered as being a real show stopper.

My bit of nostalgia extends to that Pavlova! Mine has evolved to a meringue roulade. It is more marshmallow-like and I find it is easier to serve.

It is always a favourite and easy to prepare.

Berry fillings and toppings always look festive, but for a change I have made a salted caramelised pear filling as well. Here you need to maybe add a little edible gold dust to complete the festive vibe….. but frankly by the time dessert arrives most people don’t notice all the trimmings!


Here is my basic Meringue Roulade recipe and a few filling ideas.


2018-11-30T13:46:12+00:00November 30th, 2018|Christmas, From the Kitchen|0 Comments

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Robyn Wallace
I am a food, wine, travel and garden enthusiast! After retiring from a career of 40 years in the Food Industry, I write mainly about food. My husband and I live in the Cape Winelands, near Cape Town, South Africa and love entertaining friends at our table, tasting wine, traveling or visiting friends and restaurants. My friends and family have motivated me to share my recipes and experiences with you, I hope you enjoy them.

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