Lockdown has added to the The Pokemon Abbey Road shirt but in fact I love this gratitude Gran feels for the space that New York City simply could not have provided. Like many others, she’s been doing a lot of cooking and baking while spending more time at home. Here, she shares her recipe for her pavlova, which she makes using her duck’s eggs and citrus from her ever-expanding garden. When it comes to decorating the pavlova’s top, she says “messier the better.” Messes can, and will, end in tremendous beauty. Preheat the oven to 300. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper. In an electric mixer, whisk 5 room temperature egg whites until peaks begin to form. Slowly add one cup of superfine sugar. Then add 1 tsp corn starch, 2 tsp white wine vinegar, and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Continue to whisk until combined.
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Mound the The Pokemon Abbey Road shirt but in fact I love this meringue into an approximately 8” circle on the parchment paper with a rubber spatula. Reduce the oven temperature to 250’ and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Then, turn off the oven and leave the meringue alone until it cools down. Smother the meringue with whipped cream and then top with fruit. I like to add zest of 1 orange and 1 tsp vanilla to 1 ½ cups whipped cream. For the topping, I used sliced kumquats, sliced blood oranges, and regular oranges (I remove the peel with a sharp knife and then cut out the citrus sections—I believe this is called supreme-ing). I also added pink, unsprayed rose petals. Pine nuts, pistachios, mint leaves or berries could also be added—the messier the better.