How to Make a Low Fat Pavlova Dessert :)

by Big Guy Big Flavors

Though this won't give you a slimmer body, it surely wouldn't cause much harm! I use yogurt to top it off in place of whipped cream. The acidic flavor from the yogurt off-sets the sweetness very well.


  • 4 Egg whites
  • 1 Kilogram Low fat yogurt
  • 1 Cup Caster sugar (superfine sugar)
  • ½ Tablespoons Corn starch
  • 3 Tablespoons Confectioners sugar (icing/powdered sugar)
  • 3 Tablespoons Red preserve (strawberry, raspberry, cherry)
  • 1 Teaspoon White vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • Assorted berries or any other fruits
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Get a big strainer and place it over a bowl.

    Step 2

    Place on top of it a light cloth, a cheese muslin mesh would work too.

    Step 3

    Add the yogurt

    Step 4

    Bring edges together and tie it. Refrigerate over night. We are basically making our own greek style yogurt only much much MUCH cheaper.

    Step 5

    Make sure your mixer bowl and whisks are very clean and grease-less.

    Step 6

    When I make a recipe that calls for egg yolks only, I place the whites in a container, label the number of whites and the date and pop it in the freezer for a recipe like this one. Just thaw it :)

    Step 7

    Put the egg whites

    Step 8

    Beat on high untill very frothy, once it goes frothy, start adding the sugar very gradually.

    Step 9

    It's done when it's thick and stiff like that.

    Step 10

    Add 1/2 tsp of vanilla and beat

    Step 11

    Add the vinegar and cornstarch, fold it in with a spatula

    Step 12

    Scrape into a baking sheet lined with parchement paper. An 8 inch disk is a good size, don't make it perfect...and try to make a dent in the center.

    Step 13

    Bake in a 250 F ( 130 C ) oven for an hour, then turn off the oven let it cool inside the oven with an ajar door.

    Step 14

    It will crack, more beauty within its inperfection if you ask me :)

    Step 15

    Add the icing sugar and 1/2 tso vanilla to what is now a very thick yogurt and mix. If you think it's too thick, add a but if the water that was strained from it or a but of milk.

    Step 16

    Add the preserve. I'm using a soft set raspberry preserve.

    Step 17

    Fold it in, don't over mix, you want those pretty pink streaks

    Step 18

    Add to the pavlova, now the dent in the center makes sense to you :)

    Step 19

    Dallop a tiny bit more of the preserve

    Step 20

    Swirl it with clean fingers to make a marble effect

    Step 21

    Add the berries

    Step 22

    Dust with icing sugar and serve ;)

    Step 23

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