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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Pink Dessert for this PINK SATURDAY!

Good morning Pink Saturday Ladies & Friends!

Today I have a delicious PINK fruit dessert for you! I found this exquisite mouth watering treat while surfing the web for fruit desserts. I cannot wait to eat a slice tonight!

Easter is past, but you should still be abkle to find the rhubarb,    and other PINK fruits that make this delicious dessert, I did!

Here's the link!  •Pre-heat oven to 150c

Note: For fan assisted ovens you will need to reduce the baking time by around 20 minutes.
                                       Recipe and pics by Cherry Menlove!

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And now PINK magic:  The kaboodle on what to do:
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This tutorial is soley Cherry Menlove's, please be sure to give her credit! I only want to share this lovely website and recipe with you all!

The yummy ingredients are:

•400g rhubarb

•4 passion fruits

•2 tblsp caster sugar

•6 large free range egg whites

•300g caster sugar

Pink food colouring

•385g Jam & Cream swiss roll/sponge cake
•Pre-heat oven to 150c

•Whisk all the the egg whites together until they form stiff peaks. Don’t over whisk though as you still need to add the sugar, you’ll know when the peaks are stiff as you’ll be able to see it.

•A few minutes into whisking add a few drops of pink food colouring to give the meringue a lovely rosy hue. You’ll need to use your judgment on the colouring as I have no idea what type you’ll be using.

•Add the caster sugar one tablespoon at a time continuing to whisk gently as the sugar is added

•Cover a large baking tray with a greaseproof paper or non-stick lining.

•Spoon the mixture onto it creating your pavlova sized mound of meringue

•Turn the oven down to 130c and bake for approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes or until it starts to brown on top

Note: For fan assisted ovens you will need to reduce the baking time by around 20 minutes.

•Whilst the pavlova is baking, wash and cut the rhubarb, into 2 inch pieces, and then add to a large saucepan.

•Sprinkle the two tablespoons of caster sugar over the rhubarb and place the pan onto a low heat and let the rhubarb simmer in its own juices until it is soft but not sloppy. This should take around 8-10 minutes.

•Once the rhubarb has stewed set aside to cool.
•On a large platter or cake-stand, cut the swiss roll / sponge cake into slices (approx 1 inch thick) and lay the slices flat around the platter/cake-stand, until it is covered. This will make the base of the dessert.

•Remove the baked meringue from the oven and set to one side allowing to cool completely before you remove it from the greaseproof paper.

•Once cooled place the meringue on top of the sponge base

•Halve the passion fruits and spoon the pips and the juices onto the top of the dessert

•Then, spoon the cooled stewed rhubarb over the top too.

•Enjoy the decadence and feel more than free to add a good quality vanilla ice-cream or whipped cream.

The flavours of the fruits used go perfectly with the sweet sugary gooey and crispy meringue base.

Mouth watering yet?

A pink slice of life!

Pink Perfection!

Cherry loves the questions and the chat that is starting to occur over on her brand new Facebook fan page. She is always there to answer any questions you may have.
(Cherry Menlove) link

My week has been filled with happy moments and frustrating ones. Trying to find a car and be financed after being ruined financially be a former spouse makes life a nightmare. Cross your fingers for me, I might have a cosigner and a car by Wednesday next week. I fly to Chicago on Thursday for my doctoral residency. Excited and scared too... My kidney stones are still with me and they hurt. Had a second cat csan yesterday, on muscle relaxers from the car accident and pain meds for the stones. I overslept again, and that is why this post is late. Two papers to finish today, and I am working half the day too, to make up for lost time...

I will be on the road again...

My Marine son Joey is entering North Marja by now, in one of the hottest spots in this Aghanian war...

Please lift him and our other men and women up in prayers and praise for all they do while serving America.

Remember where our liberty comes from these sodiers, Marines, cavalry, seals, coast guards,  cadets, rangers, military intelligence, and every other branch I haven't mentioned.

Call me
 315-219-0639 or email me if you would like to join my Cans for Cookies  charity for all armed forces serving. I have a goal of sending out care packages for each holiday upcoming and adopting a soldier for everyone who joins. Email me and look for further details in my posts.

Going to finish my coffee, get on the road again...

Visit my pink bubble and I will donate 10% of your purchase to breast cancer research or domestic violence abuse shelters through Mary Kay!

More links to pink

Bev our loving founder of Pink Saturday Posts!

Be sure to visit Teena at a Flushed with Rosy Color and wish her a happy birthday!

Each week  we try to feature a pink Saturday blogger and today I featured her. She has an absolutely
divine and soothing blog!

Big PINk HUgs,

I love you all, and please become a follower!

Be sure to leave a comment and consider joining my efforts for Cookie Cans for our troops. I am collecting plastic coffee cans, pringles cans and  all you lovely ladies who will help fill them with luscious cookies for our troops!

My son Lance Corporal Marine Joey Hranek  (on the right)his buddy from boot camp! Just 2 of the men you will be helping.

If you have a son or daughter serving, send me their names and addresses and I will include them in my list of recipients of PINK love, Pink hugs from the awesome Pink Saturday ladies!

Peace be with us all!

My delicious pineapple carrot walnut cake I made for Joey's send off, and this is nothing compared to all the Dutch cookies he will get these next 7 months!

His first batch from me will be stars and stripes sugar cookies, come join in  this noble project.

Cookie Cans for US Troops! (links directly to my email)

give me your email address, name, home address, what you are willing to do, how often,
and let me know if you will grab the stars and stripes link for your blog to further promote this project.

here is the button:

URL  link for this posting on how to participate is:

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God bless you all and I look forward to your help with this project!

Suggested blurb:

Valrie over at http://poemsmyway-valrie.blogspot.com is sponsoring a Cookies for Troops Campaaign. Her son is a US Marine recently deployed to Afghanistan in the north Marja region. She has a goal to send her son's unit or your daughter or son or other loved ones serving our country a monthly care package of sweet treats filled in cookie cans or pringle cans. The plastic kind are better and withstand temperature changes better, such as Folger's. If you would like to donate your cans or cookies please contact her here!

Group leaders are needed and this is also an excellent student learning service project for all you parents and educators out there!

Thanks and have a wonderful PS!


  1. I love your pinks today, esp the fabulous dessert. That looks so good, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

  2. That pavlova looks great! Thankyou for the birthday wishes! Happy Pink Saturday <3 <3 <3

  3. G'day Valrie ~ Oh, yum!
    My hubs came back from Australia years ago with Pavlova desires ... it is a big thing down under ... fussy he was ...

    Having NO idea what he was talking about, I finally found that it was merely a meringue dessert smothered in fruits ... love it!

    TY for sharing.

    Happy PS ~
    Have a lovely summer's eve ~
    TTFN ~ Marydon

  4. Yum! I'll be right over for some of this pretty dessert.

    You, your family, your son and all of the troops are in my prayers. Good luck with your cookie project.

    Happy Pink Saturday, Valrie.

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