Sweet Melissa Sunday: Pavlova Peach Melba


I recently joined my first baking club — Sweet Melissa Sundays. I’ve wanted to join for a while, but Steven felt that it may be too stressful to make sure I do my “homework” for Sweet Melissa Sundays. So I never joined, and plus…they weren’t accepting new members.
However, last weekend I decided that I’d just go ahead and buy the cookbook and bake along with them. As I was browsing their page, I found that they were accepting new members! I immediately emailed and asked if I can become one of them. The next morning, I received an email from Karen of Karen’s Cookies Cakes & More telling me that I was accepted! Yay!!!

So…my first homework assignment…the Pavlova Peach Melba. Now, the Sweet Melissa Baking Book is not a cookbook that has a picture of EVERY recipe. I saw the name of this week’s recipe and thought…”Huh??”

After reading the recipe, and Googling it, I understood what it is I will be conquering this week. 🙂

Pavlova Peach Melba

This week’s recipe was chosen by Patty of Birding Blossoms and Baking. To see the full recipe, please see her post.

It’s a little difficult to find good quality, fresh, ripe peaches this time of the year, so I went the frozen route. I also went the frozen route for the raspberries.
Frozen Peaches
<img title="Pavlova 2 by debbieklchan, on Flickr" src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2692/4471645322_3180b9232b.jpg" alt="Peach Me

I also made 8 individual ones instead of one big one. I baked the little Pavlovas for 50 minutes. I’m not too sure if that’s too long, but it was kind of hard to cut into with a fork.
Pavlova 2
Pavlova with whipped cream
Pavlova Peach Melba 2

Although hard to eat, I still received many compliments for it. Even Steven’s papa ate the whole thing!!…and he doesn’t even like non-Asian foods.


11 thoughts on “Sweet Melissa Sunday: Pavlova Peach Melba

  1. Welcome to the Sweet Melissa group! Your Pavlova’s look absolutely scrumptious… and congratulations on some gorgeous food photos too.

  2. Welcome to the group Debbie! I think you’ll really enjoy it – we’re a small group so we all get to know one another a bit.

    Great job on your pavlovas! They look perfect! I made minis too and also used frozen fruit and I thought the dessert was tasty, though probably not replacing cookies or cakes anytime soon 🙂

    • Thanks Tracey! I agree that although these pavlovas were good, the cookies & and the cakes will always be the regulars. 😉 Your pavlova looked beautiful as well! Good job to you too. 😀

  3. Great idea for the indentation for topping. I definitely didn’t plan ahead that much with mine 🙂 I also used frozen fruit as it’s pretty hard to get decent peaches around here in March.

    Anyway, welcome to SMS and thanks for playing along! I’m fairly new to the group myself. I’ve only been along for about a month now! Look forward to getting to know you!

    • Thanks Tessa. I learned about the indentation when I googled “Pavlova.” And since I made minis, I was afraid that I wouldn’t have enough surface to pile on the toppings. 🙂 I’m very excited to bake along going forward!! And I look forward to getting to know you (and everyone else) as well! 🙂

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