Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pavlova Recipe



                150ml eggwhite (approximately 4 eggs)
                1 cup (220g) caster (superfine) sugar
                2 tablespoons cornflour (cornstarch), sifted
                2 teaspoons white vinegar
                1 cup (250ml) single (pouring) cream
                ½ cup passionfruit pulp (approximately 4 passionfruit)
                250g strawberries, hulled and halved


Preheat oven to 150°C (300°F). Place the eggwhite in the bowl of an electric mixer and whisk until stiff peaks form. Gradually add the sugar, whisking well, until the mixture is stiff and glossy. 

Add the cornflour and vinegar and whisk until just combined. Shape the mixture into an 18cm round on a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper. Reduce oven to 120°C (250°F) and bake for 1 hour 20 minutes. Turn the oven off and allow the pavlova to cool completely in the oven.

Whisk the cream until soft peaks form. Spread over the pavlova, top with passionfruit and strawberries and serve immediately.

Serves 8–10.

* You’ll know when the meringue is stiff and glossy because the mixture will have tripled in volume 
and stands up when the beaters are lifted. 

* The low heat puffs up the meringue while the long cooking time dries it out to give you a lovely crisp shell.

* Store your pavlova, undressed, in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

                this recipe is from donna hay magazine, issue 43, feb/mar 2009

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fun Fun!

Ok what was I thinking, hijab zeal? It is a beautiful word (definition: enthusiastic devotion to a cause, ideal, or goal and tireless diligence in its furtherance) and it does work well with hijab, but it's too complicated. I think hijabavlova (hijab pavlova) is much more me! I'm Australian (well I'm Turkish Australian), I can't get enough of my desserts, especially pavlova, and this is supposed to be a blog about hijab style. So I reckon HIJABAVLOVA sums it up pretty well.

Here's hoping this blog will be relaxed, a nice read, and most of all, fun! I'll probably be posting mostly about fashion styling, but the odd recipe or what not here and there wouldn't hurt, I suppose.

New Home

Hi, yes, this blog has moved house from tumblr to blogspot..... I just didn't like the editing functions on the other one. I'd say we're here to stay this time.

Like Snow

Here’s the stunning video clip i mentioned in my previous post: Tinpan Orange - Like Snow

Summertime Summertime

Double post today, yep! Although summer is approaching it just happens to be cold and rainy today. Here are some very summery dresses that will bring out the wild-child in you…..

River Island

The adornment of the girls in the Miss Selfridge group shot reminds me of the fabulous video clip for ‘Like Snow’ by Tinpan Orange (i’ve added a screen shot). Both the photos of the dresses and the song tie in together wonderfully, methinks.
Miss Selfridge

Miss Selfridge
Tinpan Orange - Like Snow

Colourful Bags

Lately I have been dressing in nothing but neutrals and when i do add colour it’s usually by means of a solid coloured cardigan or my scarf. So i thought it might be a good idea to add some dramatic colour and some personality to a what-some-may-call dull outfit. Whadya think? If the florals and pom pom bag’s a bit too much for you how about adding a pretty embellishment?

Pretty Dresses

I really should be studying for my exam tomorrow but what better to do than hunt for beautiful flowy dresses just in time for summer, in Australia of course! The Lanvin is my personal favourite because of the pleats - they drape beautifully don’t you think?


Before we kick off let’s just relax, have a cup of Turkish tea and say hello to the world.