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I am ecstatic for my guest poster today!! I absolutely love Tamsyn. Not only is she an amazing crafter, mom, and person, she is from Australia! Every time I talk to her I want to say g’day mate! Or put another shrimp on the barbie! I love keeping to date with all of her fun adventures on her blog. She has the most adorable little boys and I just can’t get over her cute little baby! Tamsyn is such a sweet person and I am so glad that I have gotten to know her through our blogs. I am excited she is sharing a dessert from Australia and I can’t want to make it. Let me turn the time over to Tamsyn and you will be talking like an Aussie in no time!

Any of you that are friends with an Australian will know that when it comes to dessert we love our Pavlova. Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, smothered in freshly whipped cream and topped with fruit, what’s not to love! It really is the perfect dessert, and in honor of being asked to guest post over here I thought I would share my spin on the classic Pav (which is Aussie for Pavlova). Now if you’re going to eat Pav like a true-blue Aussie there’s a few things I should share with you first. One of the most important being that all words can and will be shortened… Pav for Pavlova, barbie for barbeque, footy for football, snag for sausage and so on. Although more often that not once we’ve shortened a word we normally add an ‘o’ on the end. Afternoon becomes arvo, journalist becomes journo, documentary becomes doco. Got it? Good!

Alright now that you’re all taking like Aussies, let’s get cooking ;).

Three cookies on a white plate.

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Bite Sized Mini Pavs {Guest Post}

By: Alyssa Rivers
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 24 Pavs


  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup castor sugar super fine sugar
  • 300 ml heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • fruit of your choice passionfruit, berries, kiwifruit, mango etc


  • Preheat your oven to 300 and line two trays with baking paper.
  • Beat your egg whites until soft peaks form. Start adding the sugar little by little, continuing to beat the mix until it's thick and glossy (around 5 minutes).
  • Spoon or pipe your meringue mix into 24 little meringues, then bake in the oven for 20 - 25 minutes (I always stick to around 20 minutes because I love my meringues to be soft in the center - yum!).
  • Allow the meringues to cool completely in the oven with the door ajar.
  • Top with cream and fruit and serve immediately (oh and if you catch yourself saying 'you little beauty' as you eat these you'll know you totally nailed it!).


Calories: 55kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 9mgPotassium: 13mgSugar: 3gVitamin A: 184IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 8mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. OMG, I was just thinking this morning, I should make mini pavlovas!! Now I have a recipe. 🙂