Impress your friends with these Mini Mixed Berry Pavlovas! Mini mounds of vanilla bean flavored meringue are piled with lightly sweetened berries. So pretty and so easy to make!

Impress your friends with these Mini Mixed Berry Pavlovas! Mini mounds of vanilla bean flavored meringue are piled with lightly sweetened berries. So pretty and so easy to make! www.mind-over-batter.com

Happy 2017, peeps! We are five days into the New Year and I’ve already broken the one and ONLY resolution I made. I don’t make resolutions. I don’t. Never have; however, this year I wanted to hold myself accountable for this one little thing.

You see, I am notorious for having clean piles of laundry in my basement. When I say piles I mean mountains and mountains of clean laundry that I never get around to folding. The struggle is real, people.

Impress your friends with these Mini Mixed Berry Pavlovas! Mini mounds of vanilla bean flavored meringue are piled with lightly sweetened berries. So pretty and so easy to make! www.mind-over-batter.com

Every once in a while I take a day and decide that yes, I will fold this laundry. And I do. I give it the good old ‘College Try’, whatever the hell that means. I spend all day folding fitted sheets, pants, socks, shirts etc. All damn day. At the end of it I feel super accomplished and I go down to the basement for no other reason, than to stare at my freshly folded clothes. It’s a sight to behold. Folded clothes? Shiiiettt. That’s a feat of massive proportions!

Impress your friends with these Mini Mixed Berry Pavlovas! Mini mounds of vanilla bean flavored meringue are piled with lightly sweetened berries. So pretty and so easy to make! www.mind-over-batter.com

I promise to fold every stitch the second the dryer pings. And I do. For a while, anyway. Like once, I did it consistently for about three months. One distracted or super busy day is all it took. The clothes were unceremoniously dumped on my folding table. And that my friends is a super slippery slope. Before I knew it my clean laundry pile was a clean laundry Mount Everest sized mountain.

Five days ago I had rows of neatly folded laundry. Today I have what resembles a small hill and growing.

Impress your friends with these Mini Mixed Berry Pavlovas! Mini mounds of vanilla bean flavored meringue are piled with lightly sweetened berries. So pretty and so easy to make! www.mind-over-batter.com

But enough about me. Are you making any resolutions this year? Do you, like me, have issues holding yourself accountable? Is there a support group we can join?

Now flow with me, let’s talk about these Mini Mixed Berry Pavlovas. I meant to post these before Christmas. If you noticed, I took a break from this space for about two weeks. Sooooo if eating baked vanilla bean meringues topped high with fruit doesn’t gel with your “New Year, Healthy Me” vibe – Then… Well… Then you’ll have to come back when you’ve decided to be fat one more year, ‘cause I ain’t changing my sugar ‘all the things’ flow!

Impress your friends with these Mini Mixed Berry Pavlovas! Mini mounds of vanilla bean flavored meringue are piled with lightly sweetened berries. So pretty and so easy to make! www.mind-over-batter.com

So these Pavlovas. Very easy to make and such a great use of egg whites. Egg whites are whipped with sugar. Vanilla bean paste is added (for flava’), the meringue is whipped ‘till peaks are stiff, stiff. Billowy meringue is spooned into a piping bag and piped into nests. Doesn’t have to be pretty. These aren’t pretty. Bake for about 25 minutes.

Impress your friends with these Mini Mixed Berry Pavlovas! Mini mounds of vanilla bean flavored meringue are piled with lightly sweetened berries. So pretty and so easy to make! www.mind-over-batter.com

Once the meringue nests cool they’re topped with macerated fruit flavored with more vanilla bean paste.

Simple. Tasty. Pretty. Aren’t they pretty? It’s a perfect dessert for brunch with the ladies. Light and sweet, slightly tart from the berries. You can make them smaller, much smaller and give the fruit small dice.

Impress your friends with these Mini Mixed Berry Pavlovas! Mini mounds of vanilla bean flavored meringue are piled with lightly sweetened berries. So pretty and so easy to make! www.mind-over-batter.com

Whatever floats, ‘ya know?

 

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