This Pavlova was a great hit in our house! Very ohh-ahh.
Pre-make the meringue the day before and take along in a tin. Don't make the mistake to peel off the baking parchment before you're ready to serve - it's very fragile and impossible to move without it, esp if you have managed the leave a gooey centre. Mine broke but was fine to eat and still looked lovely... Then assemble just before the meal. I had prepared and fridged the fruit and raspberry sauce and just needed to whip up the cream.
Think brownies or pavlova sound lovely, also like the idea of a baked cheesecake or I have just made Nigella's chocolate olive oil cake, which was v easy, and tasted lush, would serve with raspberries and cream.
We're going to my parents' house for dinner on New Years' Day and I've asked my mam what I can bring, she's doing all the cooking and everything so I want to help out.
I'm now bringing dessert
It needs to be able to feed eight adults, three children, and two babies (well, one year olds so can eat virtually anything) - 13 people in total.
I'm okay in the kitchen, not totally ham-fisted but not a wizard either so preferably something not too fiddly. I'd like it to have a little bit of "oooh" about it so I can preen when it's brought out at the end of the meal but don't want to spend hours in the kitchen either.