Toasted Pavlova Roulade with Bulla Vanilla Flavoured Cream

Pavlova Roulade 1

When I heard that Bulla Dairy Foods thickened cream have added vanilla and chocolate flavours to their product line, I was excited to try, especially the chocolate flavoured cream.  However, when I went to the supermarket, the vanilla one was the only flavour available.  That was ok, I wanted to try this one too.
I decided to make Shangri-La Hotel Sydney’s Pastry Chef, Anna Polyviou’s recipe for a pavlova roulade.  The recipe is available online but I’ve included it below for your convenience.  The original recipe didn’t state the measurements of the baking tray and I chose one too small ( around 23cm x 30cm) which made the pavlova too small and thick.  For better results use a bigger tray so the pavlova is thin and easier to roll.
I also didn’t have some of the toppings on hand, like the popping mango, so I used fresh mango pieces instead.  I guess you can top your pavlova roulade with any topping you desire.
Pavlova Roulade 2
Toasted Pavlova Roulade with Bulla Vanilla Flavoured Cream, Popping Mango and Tropical Fruit Compote Creation courtesy of Anna Polyviou, Executive Pastry Chef, Shangri-La Hotel Sydney Serves 10-12
Ingredients:
  • 8 free range eggs (whites only)
  • 270g caster sugar
  • 10g cornflour
  • 10ml white vinegar
  • 5ml vanilla essence
Filling:
  • 200ml Bulla Vanilla Flavoured cream
  • 5 passionfruits (de-seeded)
Garnishes:
  • 1 pineapple (diced)
  • 100g popping mango pearls
  • 1 punnet baby basil
  • 3 passionfruit
Method:
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 160degC. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Combine 250g caster sugar and cornflour in a bowl.
  2. Using the whisk attachment of your electric beaters (or Kitchen Aid), whisk egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks are formed; then reduce to a low speed, gradually adding in the caster sugar and cornflour mixture. Once mixture is glossy and firm peaks have formed, add in the vanilla essence along with the vinegar.
  3. Spread the meringue evenly onto the baking paper, taking it to the edges. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until slightly golden in colour.
  4. Lay a sheet of fresh baking paper on the bench and sprinkle 20g of the caster sugar over it. Once meringue is cooked, turn out onto the sugar dusted paper – gently peeling the baking paper away and allowing to cool.
  5. Pour the Bulla Vanilla Flavoured Cream into a clean bowl and whisk with an electric whisk/beater until it’s semi-whipped. Remove and fold in the seeded passionfruit. Spread the Bulla Vanilla Flavoured Cream evenly onto the meringue sheet.
  6. Gently roll the meringue into a tight roulade.
  7. To serve: Place the roulade onto a rectangle dish then place the pineapple, passionfruit, popping mango pearls and baby basil on top to finish.
Bulla Vanilla Flavoured thickened cream and ingredients courtesy of Bulla and Mkt. Communications.
Bon appetite,
Cherrie

Gaggenau Launch With Chef Adam D’Sylva

I was lucky enough to be invited to the Gaggenau launch this week. To make it more exciting the event had a special guest who would be cooking for us; Adam D’Sylva, executive chef at Coda.

Gaggenau are a German company specialising in luxury kitchen appliances and this event was a chance for them to showcase their new products. Their induction cooktop with in-bench teppanyaki plate & steamer was very impressive.

Before we got a chance to see this modern kitchen in action we got to sample a few nibbles and even meet Adam.

Then it was on to the main event, Adam D’Sylva, I mean the Gaggenau appliances ;)

Lastly they had door price draw; $150 voucher for Coda.

Although I didn’t win, the next best thing happened; my friend Shellie did :)

Adam’s fun laid back approach to cooking matched with the funky Gaggenau appliances made for a very entertaining launch event.

I attended the Gaggenau launch event courtesy of  Max and You PR

Bon Appetite,

Cherrie

A Foodie Affair with Marion

I was invited to a Foodie Affair to remember.  Along with other food bloggers we were treated to a night of canapés, product samples and a cooking demo from a former Masterchef contestant, Marion Grasby.

There were many  product samples that were on offer like Maille mustards, The cheesecake shop, Cobram Estate, Annabel Trends and Allergy Riders.

I have to say, I really enjoyed the profiteroles by the cheesecake shop.  They were filled with either a strawberry, chocolate or (my favourite) caramel creams.  I didn’t realise they offer more than cakes.  I do now!

There was a pressure cooker cooking demo by Fissler.  Shellie and I were commenting on how we are scared of these things because of stories of explosions in the kitchen.  We were assured that it wouldn’t happen with the modern pressure cookers as there are 3 separate fail safe features that prevent that. Thank Goodness!

We were also shown a few delicious recipes using the bamix stick blender and Magimix food processor.

The cooking demo by Marion was fun and delicious.  She demonstrated how easy it was to use her product range, Marion’s kitchen.  She even commented that it was “Daddy proof”. That’s exactly what I need at home so when I come home from a busy day at work, Hubby has dinner cooked and the table set.  I was also lucky enough to get Marion’s autograph on my Marion’s cookbook!

For your chance to win one of two Fissler 5 piece Sardinia set, simply go to and “like” Eat. Drink. Enjoy. Facebook  page.  It’s that easy.

Food Bloggers in attendance :)

I attended the “A foodie Affair” event courtesy of 360 Focus PR.

Bon Appetite,

Cherrie

Melbourne Good Food and Wine Show 2011

This year marked the eleventh year of the Melbourne Good Food and Wine Show.  It gets bigger and stronger every year, with more and more exhibitors showcasing their products. This year a few bloggers were invited on the Friday evening to see Gary and George from Masterchef do a live cooking demonstration.     We were also treated to a nice visit and chat session with Poh Ling Yeow from Mastercherf season 1.    She told us what her up and coming projects were and answered some of our questions.  We were all so excited to see Poh.  She is so lively and genuine in real life.  After the session we all jumped at the chance to have our photos taken with her.

We were also ushered to the Ingham Turkey Bar.   They had samplers of mini turkey burgers all day.  I had a Mediterranean turkey burger and it was very tasty.  A great substitute for a chicken burger.

I enjoyed the show so much that evening that I went back on Sunday with Hubby, Deanna and my Mother-in-law.

There were lots of samples to see and eat and we made our way through some of the stalls.  

There were lots of cooking demonstrations going on at different kitchens.  Apart from George and Gary, I saw Miguel Maestre and Jill Dupleix.

Jill DupleixWe had a good time at the show this year.  Looking forward to next year’s event.

Bon Appetite,

Cherrie