No bake pavlova? Yep! No bake. And using ingredients that are also dog friendly. Guaranteed both you and your dog will love our version of pavlova. Of course, with any new food, always introduce slowly in small quantity and monitor. Have it in moderation even though your dog may beg you for more! A kitchen torch is handy but not entirely necessary, and you must use it with caution or you will melt the pavlova. Check with your vet/pet nutritionist if you are unsure with the ingredients.
– Bowie’s No Bake, No Sugar Pavlova –
Bowie’s pavlova version doesn’t have a crispy outer. It has a soft marshmallow texture all around and is more like an Italian meringue.
2 Large egg whites (room temperature)*
1/2 teaspoon Apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup Raw honey (heated)**
1 tablespoon Gelatin powder fully dissolved in about 1/3 cup of water
Your choice of fruits or your dog’s favourite treats to garnish
* If you’re concerned with the raw white eggs, you can always get pasteurised eggs. And save the egg yolks for your dog’s meal later 🙂
** You can use less honey if you find it too sweet or too much for your dog. But be mindful that the honey is what stabilises the egg whites and making the mixture harder to overbeat and become dry.
1. In a mixer, whip your egg whites and apple cider vinegar. Start low for about 2 minutes or until the egg whites start to foam and begin forming bubbles. Then turn up the speed and whip to soft peaks.
2. Slow the mixer down and gradually drizzle the heated honey. Be patient and take your time. Continue whipping until it is thick, glossy, and smooth.
3. Add the fully dissolved gelatin into the mixture and continue whipping until the gelatin is fully mixed and the mixture is starting to thicken and increases in volume.
4. Pour the mixture into a small/medium springform tin. Make sure you line the base of the tin with baking paper and brush the entire tin with oil. Alternatively you can just spoon the mixture into dollops over a baking tray lined with baking paper. Have fun and be creative!
5. Refrigerate until set completely – a few hours or overnight is best. The pavlova will still be soft to touch but should hold its form and be pretty much touch dry.
6. Gently de-mould or remove pavlova from baking paper and place it on a serving plate or your dog’s bowl. Torch the edges very carefully. Don’t over do it as it will start to melt. Or you can have it as is.
7. Top the pavlova with your choice of fresh fruits and/or your dog’s favourite treats. Refrigerate until it’s ready to eat.
There you go! Now you have a no bake, no sugar (and foolproof) dog-friendly pavlova. It’s super easy to make and perfect for your dog’s special day.