Day 11 ‘Get Your Jelly On’: Green and gold kiwifruit pavlova

Green and gold kiwifruit pavlova

Green and gold kiwifruit pavlova

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Mention the origins of pavlova and you’ll get both Australians and New Zealanders claiming credit to this popular dessert. The subject is still very much at the heart of debates between both countries and strikes a raw nerve just like the question of whether the Wallabies or the All Blacks will win the 2011 Rugby World Cup. It is believed that pavlova was created in honour of the Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova either during or after one of her tours to Australia and New Zealand in the 1920s.

The nationality of its creator has been a source of argument between the two nations for years and remains unresolved till today. Some say it was a Perth chef who created this dessert but others claim a Wellington chef invented the dish. Either way, we have created this green and gold dessert to support our Wallabies as they play non other than the All Blacks in the semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup.

Day 11: Dessert – Green and gold kiwifruit pavlova

Green and gold kiwifruit pavlova

Green and gold kiwifruit pavlova

This recipe uses green and gold kiwifruit which incidentally, are in season at the moment. They are plentiful and the good ones are incredibly sweet with a tangy tinge.

We have garnished the pavlova with the pulp of a passionfruit and a few mint leaves. The sweet sourish taste of the passionfruit is a great complement for the sweet kiwifruit and the meringue adds a crunchy bite to the pavlova.

Green and gold kiwifruit pavlova

Green and gold kiwifruit pavlova

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38 Responses to Day 11 ‘Get Your Jelly On’: Green and gold kiwifruit pavlova

  1. heidi says:

    I didn’t know there was golden yellow kiwi!
    Very pretty.
    I’m not really a rugby fan- but when my niece was in NZ last she bought some All Blacks t-shirts and jerseys. I really like the design- so I guess I’d have to say All Blacks. Although there is no real support – just a shirt!

    • Chopinand says:

      Hi heidi,

      I guess we will be on opposites then!! The gold kiwi fruits are a little sweeter and less tangy than the green ones.

  2. So pretty and such a clever idea! This would be great for a dinner party, everyone would be so impressed. Thanks for the great idea!

  3. Perfect dessert to honor the home team!

  4. Perfect!!!!
    I have been away from a little while, I am heading now to see the rest of your wonderful creation…
    You are rocking.

  5. Geni says:

    Such a gorgeous, gorgeous dessert! I would love to eat that!

  6. Sissi says:

    Beautiful and so Spring-y! Perfect for our sad European Autumn. I have never had Pavlova in my life, but if I ever make one it will be with tangy kiwis. I imagine they tame down the deep sweetness I am scared of.

  7. Haha I don’t watch rugby, but I will certainly eat this pavlova. 😉

  8. I’m not a sport person, but I still think the Pavlova is all Aussie 😛
    It looks amazing!

  9. boo_licious says:

    Kiwi fruits are my fav esp the golden yellow ones (they’re less tangier than the green ones). Love the idea about stacking them on top of the pavlova.

  10. And – ha – Chopinand! I just finished that lovely F minor Nocturne, and now have a guess which piece I’ve started to tackle today! 😀

    • Chopinand says:

      I hope you’re going to do Chopin’s A flat major etude. So beautiful, and we can compare notes too! :)

  11. Very nice indeed! Love the contrast of the two kiwi fruits and the sweet / sour contrast of the flavours. Can’t go wrong!

  12. Ann says:

    I had no idea there was a yellow kiwi. This is stunning! One of my top 3 of your moulds. This is a stunning series and I have enjoyed each and every entry!

  13. This is gorgeous and I especially like the touch of the passion fruit on the plate. We’ve finally found golden kiwi (Zespri) here in our part of the US and have been enjoying it so much!

  14. Carolyn Jung says:

    It almost looks like some tropical tree. Gorgeous!

  15. This is perfect for Australia Day! Especially as it’s always so hot then too :)

  16. sugarpuffi says:

    wow looks like a flower from the top view! so pretty

  17. Golden Kiwi is my favorite kiwi. It’s a bit expensive but it’s all worth it. What a lovely presentation!!

  18. Jay says:

    wow..dessert sounds scrumptiously tasty..
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    Tasty Appetite

  19. Beautiful! I love the contrast in colors!

  20. I havent watched the rugby much. I guess by default its Australia lol. If it were World Cup cooking I’d totally watch it!

  21. i love gold kiwis :) doesnt leave that tingly sensation on the tongue

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  23. What a beautiful pavlova!!! I love the shape. So elegant!

    Thanks for joining us in the blog hop. Are you able to add the blog hop code? Feel free to email me or contact me on Twitter if you need a hand 😀

  24. Wow – that’s a very sculptural pavlova – a work of art. It would almost be a shame to eat it. Almost, that is! 😀

  25. Michelle says:

    Looks great – I guess the alternative shape is from the mould. Sounds like a fun month of Oct for you! Love the green and gold!

  26. Hi there, lovely post and great entry for the Pavlova Blog Hop. Very creative. Wish I could eat Kiwi Fruit, it makes the inside of my mouth very itchy. Fits well with the whole origins of the pav theme,

    • Chopinand says:

      Dear Lizzy,

      LOL about kiwifruit making your mouth itchy! I used to have that same problem as well but somehow, it seems to have disappeared. It was more a problem with the green kiwifruit though.

  27. Fantastic colours. Love it.

  28. bambiman says:

    Wow! Super cool and creative take on the classic Pavlova!

  29. Just as fab second time around. Do you think you will use the mould even now that the comp is finished?

  30. This was one of my favourite entries that you did. I love the two toned kiwi fruit!

  31. silvia says:

    absolutely outstanding! love it!

  32. Finally – now I’ve seena gold kiwi – thank you! This looks so pretty in it’s little dome shape too.

  33. Being an American I never realized how contested the Pavlova was! Whoever invented it, I’m now obsessed! And I love your version with the kiwis, just lovely.

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