Apricot Curd Mini Pavlovas : sophisticated Mini Pavlovas with gentle apricot curd !
INSTRUCTIONS FOR CURD:
In a medium sized pot, on low heat, stir constantly, apricot pulpa, eggs, sugar and lemon juice.
Boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
Take away from the heat and add butter. Combine until butter is melted ane leave aside to cool completely.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR MINI PAVLOVAS:
Preheat the oven to 120 C / 250 F.
In a large bowl, beat egg whites and salt until stiff peaks form. Gradually add sugar, spoon by spoon, beating well.
Gently fold corn starch and lemon juice.
Spoon meringue into five circles on the sheet pan covered with baking paper.
Make a little dip in the middle of each circle to fill with curd / whipping cream later.
Bake meringues for 50 minutes. Turn the oven off, open it and leave the pan in the oven for another 40 minutes.
Fill the middle of each meringue with whipping cream, curd and add some more whipping cream on the top.
Garnish with mint to taste and serve.