Blackberry Pavlova & Babysitting


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Having a new baby in the family means every day’s an adventure and full of surprises. Since we’re all about food, and passing on the passion for cooking and baking, I thought well, it’s never too early to start. So let me introduce you to my little assistant, Seb.

I had never attempted a pavlova before but was always curious on how to make one. Baking can be challenging enough but when accompanied by this little man, it was definitely an experience.

Overall I think this turned out pretty well for my first time, but you know what they say, practice makes perfect.


  • 4 Eggs
  • 225g Caster Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Cornflour
  • Nutella / Chocolate spread
  • Punnet of Blackberries
  • 250ml Double Cream


1,  Crack the egg whites of 4 eggs into a mixing bowl and beat until, fluffly and peaks are formed.

2, Once peaked, add in the sugar until you see the mixture shine and thicken.

3, Fold in the cornflour to thicken the mixture further and transfer these onto two baking trays and place in the oven at 120C for around 45 minutes.

4, When your meringues are ready, turn the oven off but leave them in there for an hour to cool. Then remove and place on two racks to cool completely.

5,  Whip your cream, to thicken it a little, and pour the spread over the meringues disks, top with a few blackberries, and chocolate sauce. You may need to heat it up slightly in the microwave beforehand just to have it a but runnier.

6, Place the second disk on top and finish off with the cream, blackberries and as much chocolate as you would like.

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Mum on the Rock you might like this ^_^

We had a great time, hopefully we’ll explore new recipes together again soon 😀

A cookbook for young children might be a thought because I find especially here in UK children are not taught to cook anymore at school. Start them young. I know my granddaughter age 14, prepares her school meals everyday and and is more than capable of cooking a whole meal which she does quite often
(P.s .she already has a copy of your book)

Idonia Guarracino Valbuena That’s a great idea, perhaps something worth looking into, thank you for sharing. Your granddaughter sounds very talented, i hope she’s enjoying the book.

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