Strawberry Black Pepper Mini Pavlovas

 Photo: The Great American Baking Show

Photo: The Great American Baking Show

Pavlovas are one of my absolute FAVORITE desserts to bring to dinner parties. They're surprisingly easy so long as you have a reliable oven with consistent temperatures. Get an oven thermometer if you don't already have one. That's how I like to make sure the temperatures are accurate. 

This pavlova was so fun to test because you can pretty much add any sort of freeze dried ingredients to the pavlova base and get these awesome bursts of flavor. One of my favorite desserts is a black pepper strawberry shortcake. Using that as inspiration, I used freeze dried strawberries and black pepper in the pavlova. Then topped them with the balsamic black cherry reduction with vanilla mascarpone cream.

Recipe available on ABC!