A Shamrock Pavlova is a green tea and rose meringue topped with a ginger, lime, rose and white chocolate mousse.
Is that really what’s in that photo?
Um … no.
I just went ahead and made this … thing … without much thought or … um …
What’s in the photo is a tasty mess.
It’s actually a very tasty mess. So I wished I’d been a bit more careful making it.
So I’m posting a recipe that I think would work. Because I do want to make this properly the next time I try.
Am I just copying someone else’s recipe?
No. This is completely all my own.
Admittedly what I did, didn’t quite work out. So I’m going to use two recipes that do work. And just add bits to them.
Look, it’s what St Patrick’s is all about. You start off with the best intentions. Well, you don’t have much intention. You’re just following along. And then it gets kinda messy. But, you know, it’s still good. And then you’re not sure if it is that good really. But you resolve to do it better the next time. Next time you’ll have a plan. And stick to it.
St Patrick’s. A feast of excess at a time of restriction and deprivation.
Is that really what St Patrick’s is about?
Um. I don’t know. A lot’s changed over the last year. So … let’s go with yes.
Oh, you want links to the proper recipes do you? – Yeah, that’s wise, in fairness.
- Green tea meringue recipe – I reduced the amount of green tea to 1 teaspoon because it’s strong stuff. Very nice meringue though.
- White chocolate mousse recipe – I’ve made this before with mascarpone instead of cream cheese and it’s gorgeous!
In case you’re wondering where I went wrong. I added the egg yolks into the mousse, they had a bit of egg white with them. I also used whipping cream. And I didn’t add enough cream cheese.
It did taste great though…