Lemon Pavlova With Lavender Syrup


Wow, lemon Pavlova with lavender syrup is a sweet and beautiful dessert and served with edible flowers! Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, mm!

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Lemon Pavlova with lavender syrup
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2016-07-10, this recipe is for 6 people and takes 1 hour.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 03-03-2021

1 hour 6 people Desserts
Lemon Pavlova with lavender syrup


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  • 6 egg whites
  • 400 gram sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 lemon (zest + juice)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • a handful of lavender (we used fresh lavender, but dried lavender is also fine)
  • 125 ml water
  • edible flowers for garnish
Lemon Pavlova with lavender syrup ingredients
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  • stand mixer or electric mixer with the whisk attachment
  • paper kitchen towel
  • (citrus) grater
  • silicone spatula
  • oven tray lined with parchment paper
  • small saucepan
  • whisk
  • fine sieve

Lemon Pavlova With Lavender Syrup

1 hour 6 people Desserts

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Preparation -- 45 minutes

Pre-heat the oven to 110 degrees celsius or 230 degrees fahrenheit. Prepare an oven tray lined with parchment paper, if you want a perfect round, pavlova, you can draw a circle on the parchment paper.

Degrease your bowl and whisk attachment, the easiest way to do this is with a few drops of lemon juice on a paper kitchen towel. Then add the egg whites into the bowl and beat until soft peaks appear.

Gradually add 300 grams of sugar and beat until fluffy and shiny. Grate the lemon and add zest and juice of 1 lemon to the egg whites along with a pinch of salt and 1 tablespoon of cornstarch.  

Scoop the egg whites onto the prepared parchment paper and bake in the oven for 1 hour, depending on your oven. The pavlova is ready when the outside of the egg white is hard, but the inside should still be soft.

So it's basically a large meringue with a soft inside.

Finishing the lemon Pavlova with lavender syrup -- 15 minutes

While the pavlova is in the oven, you can prepare the lavender syrup. Rinse the fresh lavender if needed and add half of the amount to a small saucepan. The other half will be used for garnish.  

Add water and the rest of the sugar, which will be 100 grams, to the small saucepan and bring to a boil. Let it cook for a few minutes and then discard the lavender from the syrup using the fine sieve, and that's it!

Serve the pavlova in pieces with lavender syrup and garnish with some more lavender and edible flowers, enjoy your lemon pavlova with lavender syrup!

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