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Rhubarb Pavlova

I was trying to think of something new to do with the crop of rhubarb in the garden, when I came across the idea of putting a rhubarb compote on a pavlova. This is partly due to my Mum baking a Strawberry and Raspberry Pavlova for dessert on Easter Sunday, and also partly thanks to James Perry, one of the finalists on Masterchef 2011, who recently posted on his Facebook page about a Rhubarb Fool he had made.

The sharpness of the rhubarb cuts through the richness of the whipped cream and sweetness of the meringue quite nicely. The meringue is also marshmallowy in texture inside, which contrasts nicely with the crispness of the crust. Continue reading

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