I made this Festive AF Pavlova Slab with a recipe that I have been using for the past 20 years. It’s served with some coco whip and tart Cranberry Chia Champagne Jam.
Okay. I am letting you in on one of my secret recipes for making this Festive AF Pavlova Slab with Festive AF Pavlova Slab with Cranberry Chia Champagne Jam. I have held on to it since 1995 and I would freak out if I lost the recipe so I am going to document it here so that I have it forever and ever amen.
The ingredients list is super simple:
It’s the technique however that gets some people in trouble. Some tips for you to help you get that perfect Pavlova Slab:
Since a Pavlova is very sweet it’s a good idea to serve it with a very tart fruit. A good counter point to it is fresh Passion fruit. However, since it’s the holiday season the perfect fruit to use is the cranberry. I served it with both fresh cut cranberries and cranberry jam.
You also need something smooth to balance out the crispness and I like mine with some coconut whip lightly flavored with vanilla. To make the coconut whip all you need to do is place a can of coconut cream in the refrigerator the same time you are cooling down the Pavlova Slab overnight in the oven. The next day take it out and pour it into a bowl and add some vanilla essence. Whip it until it’s nice and pillowy. Put it in the fridge until you are ready to serve.
To make the jam all you need is a cup of fresh or frozen cranberries, a cup of apple cider, a stick of cinnamon and a quarter of a cup of date syrup. You bring all of that to a boil until the cranberries start popping and breaking down. Once it looks all mushy turn off the heat and add in 2 tablespoons of chia seeds and 1/2 cup of champagne. Leave it to cool to room temperature and transfer to a jar and leave in the fridge until serving time.
With this version that is no fuss, I bake it on a baking tray and spread it out like a rectangle. To serve it I break off pieces of the Pavlova Slab and place it on a platter and I slather it with some coconut whip and dot it with the Cranberry Chia Champagne Jam. I also like to add some sliced fresh cranberries and for a little herbal note some fresh tarragon.
These are some other combinations I have made Pavlova’s with:
I would say have fun with your flavor combinations. Just make sure you have something creamy, something tart or bitter to counter with the sweetness. When you make this Pavlova Slab for the holidays don’t forget to let me know below or even take a photo and tag @rezelkealoha on Instagram.
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