Passover Dessert: Toasted Coconut Pavlova with Cocoa Pudding and Caramel Sauce

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Do you ever watch Chopped on the Food Network? It’s a food competition that involves a “mystery basket” of food.  The contestants are required to use every item in the basket to come up with the best dish they can. I love Chopped, and always try to think up a dish I would make, if I was in that position with those Mystery Items (think of a dish with: gummy bears, avocados and dried beans!). Culinary challenges to me, are like Scrabble to other people. I love trying to figure out what I can come up with.

When Tori asked me to contribute to her Passover Potluck, it felt a bit like Chopped in reverse, an entire basket of things you can’t use. I was excited for the challenge, and to be back again this year on Tori’s Passover Potluck (to be honest, I was hoping she would ask), but it took me a while, and a few texts to Tori, to get all the Passover Cooking rules down. You can’t use flour, or most grains, no corn, rice or peanuts. You also can’t mix meat and dairy, so if you have meat at dinner, you can’t eat dairy for dessert. I wanted to come up with a dairy free dessert so that anyone could eat it during Passover, I love an inclusive meal. I also wanted it to be great, something that didn’t feel like it would have been better with flour or milk, but something that was great without feeling like it had been created with limitations.

I love Pavlovas, so elegant and pretty, but really simple to make. It also tastes like a gigantic Girl Scout Samoa cookie. It’s gluten free, dairy free and I hope you love it as much as I do.

Get the recipe on Tori’s Site, The Shiksa In The Kitchen!

Happy Passover!

 

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16 Responses to Passover Dessert: Toasted Coconut Pavlova with Cocoa Pudding and Caramel Sauce

  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks March 21, 2013 at 3:39 pm #

    Do you ever watch Chopped on the Food Network? = yes, I DVR it :)

    I am beyond impressed that you came up with this! My husband’s family would be beyond impressed if I came up with something like this for Passover!

    • Jackie March 22, 2013 at 8:47 am #

      Chopped is one of the few shows my husband will watch with me! It’s impressive to see what some of the people come up with.

  2. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious March 22, 2013 at 12:31 am #

    Yes, I watch chopped but it always makes me so uncomfortable because the judges (and I mean ALL the judges) always look so pissed!

    Anyway, you are so amazing with this pavlova. I can’t just dive right into one of these. I mean, I’m totally going to come over and actually do that one of these days… :)

    • Jackie March 22, 2013 at 8:49 am #

      The judges do look grumpy! Especially Alex, but I love Scott Conant, he can be as grump as he wants ;)

  3. Jen @ Savory Simple March 22, 2013 at 5:36 am #

    Chopped is one of my favorite food shows. Dare I say sometimes I like it more than Top Chef. This is a gorgeous dessert!

    • Jackie March 22, 2013 at 8:51 am #

      I love it because it’s so intense. I think most chefs could come up with a great recipes if they had time to think, plan and develop a recipe, but to do it in 30 minutes is insane.

  4. Cassie | Bake Your Day March 22, 2013 at 6:34 am #

    This is fabulous! I always wondered how I would do on Chopped!

    • Jackie March 22, 2013 at 8:51 am #

      You would do great! They need to have a Blogger Chopped :)

  5. Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen March 22, 2013 at 6:58 am #

    Oh wow yum, your pavlova looks and sounds so good!

  6. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet March 22, 2013 at 7:28 am #

    I am pretty obsessed with “Chopped”. Like you said: scrabble! Love this Pavlova! All of those amazing textures and flavors!

  7. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies March 22, 2013 at 10:52 am #

    Tastes like a gigantic Samoa cookie, huh? That sounds good to me!

  8. Tori March 23, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

    I’m thrilled you joined us again this year, Jackie! Your extra effort produced a really unique Passover dessert that anybody would be proud to have on their Seder table. Thank you so much for being a part of the Potluck! xoxo

  9. Suzan March 25, 2013 at 7:52 am #

    I love cooking and have been doing it for many years now. I experiment and usually don’t follow recipes unless they are new. I had a “chopped” day at my house. I had a few ingredients and I even said I would make it work like they do on TV. My father, who eats anything, said it was ok…I have NEVER heard him say that. So…I am not as skilled as those chefs! haha! It was fun but definitely put me in my place! (o:

  10. Karla @ A Season on the Mountain March 25, 2013 at 11:58 am #

    I love Chopped! I get nervous just watching it. Your Pavlova looks so delicate and delicious!

  11. Yvonne @ bitter baker April 3, 2013 at 8:08 pm #

    This looks amazing! And what an awesome idea to use coconut milk for the caramel sauce, I’ve never seen that before!

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