Pavlova seems to be all the rage this summer. I keep finding recipes in cooking magazines, blogs and Pinterest. I first came across pavlova in one of my cookbook perusals as a preteen. (Yes, I poured over cookbooks at 11.) But to my young taste buds, a circle of meringue topped with fruit sounded like the most boring dessert ever. I was so wrong! This dessert is spectacular in taste and presentation.
Summertime desserts are all about highlighting produce at its peak, while trying to stay cool! Strawberry shortcake is a quintessential summer dessert. Fresh berries, cold vanilla bean flecked whipped cream, and a buttery crumbly shortcake makes for a winning combination. Although cold butter technically can’t be used in the plastic whipping bowl, using frozen grated butter is a great workaround that allows shortcakes and biscuits to be made with the Ankarsrum.