Along with lots of lazy porch time, beautiful, hot weather, and delicious cocktails with friends, I’ve become sort of obsessed with making the perfect mini pavlovas this summer.
This spring I was searching the baking books at our library for something I now cannot remember. To be precise, I was lost in the library. I thought I was in the section for cookbooks in this library that was new to me, but there wasn’t a cookbook in sight. It was all old baking books. Nine months I’ve been here and I still haven’t quite figured out how our library is organized.
Surrounded by thick old tomes, some of which even smelled like sugar and flour, I discovered an older copy of Martha Stewart’s Baking Handbook. There were some baked items I’d been wanting to look up, thanks to my love of The Great British Baking Show, so I tucked it in my bag. I figured Martha would be a good place to start to answer any baking questions keeping me awake at night. (Too many things keep me awake at night!) While paging through, I saw her beautiful mini pavlovas with mixed berries. I have seen pavlovas before, but these small, individual ones looked like so much fun to make.