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Almond Pavlova

Pav for the oven

Pavlova oh Pavlova, what’s in a name?

Pavlova, Pavlova, you octogenarian dame,

– the dessert (not the dancer, let me clarify),

is eighty six this year – and still is feisty and spry,

You’re an alumnus in the Hall of Culinary History

Despite a previously contestable uncertain pedigree!

You are egg whites and sugar, whipped to a glossy peak,

You tolerate deviant BakeSlaves who use almond extract (the little sneaks!),

Of you they said, “She does not dance, she soars as though on wings”,

– not easy when you are wearing a crown of whipped cream and fruit things!

So Pavlova oh Pavlova, this last thing I have to say,

Tonnes of recipes on the ‘net, but I followed Donna Hay.

Baked | Nat Yusop

11 comments on “Almond Pavlova

  1. AnnaCarr
    March 21, 2013

    The fact that there is someone out there writing poems to Pavlova makes me happy!

    • Nat Yusop | BakeSlave
      March 21, 2013

      LOL! Thanks Anna; it was a punishing exercise I tell ya! 🙂

      • Fae's Twist & Tango
        March 22, 2013

        I’m impressed Nat! I’m going to link your post to my Pavlova. 😀 Fae.

  2. AnnaCarr
    March 21, 2013

    You’re very brave!

  3. vinicooksveg
    March 21, 2013

    That poem is very cute ! Pavlova is a brave attempt! Good going Nat!

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  5. Gracie
    March 22, 2013

    Wonderful ode to Pavlova!

  6. Cecilia Santiago
    April 12, 2013

    Love the Poem Nat!

  7. thehungrymum
    April 27, 2013

    Lovely turn of phrase! My pavs never look as perfect as this – yours are so pretty 🙂

  8. Sharifah
    April 30, 2013

    A lovely take on the Pavlova! My imagination was captured by the first picture of the
    Pav that I saw…so elegant, but have not tried to make it. 🙂

    • Nat Yusop | BakeSlave
      May 1, 2013

      🙂 thank you for the encouragement. The pav is deceptively easy to prepare BUT I think KL weather is too punishing (for the satin finish on the pav, and for the baker). Endurance test to have the oven going for that long! It’s not only the pav that will be weeping, ha ha.

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