My dad has been coming out on days out with us recently, and he loves spending time with the boys. We, of course, love spending time with him too, so it’s been really fantastic that’s he’s been able to come along on our adventures!
We were away on holiday when it was Father’s Day, so we visited my parents afterwards in order to deliver his present and card. James made the card, and he’s been excitedly showing it to any and all visitors to my parents’ house. While we are here, and the weather is so grand, it’s the perfect time to have a barbecue.
What better way to treat my dad than with a fabulous Summer Pavlova?
Pavlova is a quintessential summer staple, isn’t it, and I just discovered how easy it is to make! It’s apparently even easier if you’ve a KitchenMaid, but not too bad without. The best time to make this is after you’ve cooked and eaten your evening meal – you can use the oven as it’s cooling (switch it off after you’ve cooked your meal!).
You need three eggs, 150g caster sugar and a pinch of salt for the meringue. Put the egg whites in a bowl, and whisk until you start to get peaks, then gradually add the sugar and salt. Then whisk! whisk! whisk! until the mixture goes smooth and glossy white. Spread it on greaseproof paper and put in the oven when it’s cooled to about 150’C. Then that’s it! Go to bed, and when you wake up in the morning you’ll have a cold oven with yummy, chewy, crunchy meringue inside!
Being down at my parents is also brilliant because there are an extra pair of hands to help with the boys. Did you know Legal & General carried out research and found that dads are worth £21,601 a year for the unpaid childcare and household tasks they do. I think that’s worth a pavlova every now and again!
I was compensated to write this post with a brilliant barbecue set, so we’ll have to find more recipes to eat yummy food outside. Here’s hoping the weather holds!