not your traditional girls night in.
source: wikipedia- laksa
– 1 Jar Laksa Paste
– 250 ml light coconut milk
– 200 ml skim milk
– 1 liter vegetable or chicken stalk
– diced veggies (we used mushrooms, shallots, broccoli, carrots, chili)
– fried tofu puffs
– asian egg noodles
directions: Combine stalk and laksa paste and bring to a boil. Add coconut milk and let simmer uncovered for 10 min. Add vegetables, curry puffs, & milk and let simmer 10 more minutes. Add noodles and serve. Sweeten with sugar if necessary to get the perfect combination of sweet & spicy.
Pavlova is a meringue-based dessert named after the Russian ballet dancer Ánna Pávlova. (Russian:А́нна Па́влова). Colloquially referred to as “pav“, it is a cake of meringue with a crispy crust and soft, light inner. The name is pronounced /pævˈloʊvə, pɑːv-/, unlike the name of the dancer which was pronounced /ˈpɑːvləvə, ˈpæv-/.
source: Wikipedia – Pavlova
Our take on the classic
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar OR 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar OR distilled white vinegar
1 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup (6 ounces, about 6) large egg whites, preferably room temperature
Crust – Premade
Strawberries – Blackberries
Dark Chocolate for Baking
Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Cover a baking sheet with baking parchment. Whisk the egg whites with electric beaters until they just form stiff and shiny peaks. Gradually add the sugar a couple of tablespoons at a time and whisk really well between each addition. When all of the sugar is used up continue whisking for 3-4 minutes or until the meringue is stiff and glossy and stands up in peaks, then whisk in the cornflour and vinegar. Spoon the mixture onto the premade cruste and use a palette knife to make a circl.
Put in the oven, turn the temperature down to 120C/fan 100C/gas 1/2 and cook for 11/2 hours. Turn the oven off and leave the meringue inside until completely cold (you can make this the day before and leave to cool overnight).
Top with dark Chocolate and berries :)