When following a special diet, the best recipes are the ones that you don’t have to modify with weird ingredients to fit your restrictions – they already work, just the way they are. Pavlova is a great example of this, for those on a low FODMAP diet.
Pavlova has been my signature dessert for quite some time now, but for Christmas this year I decided to make it a little bit special by making it into the shape of a Christmas wreath. This was surprisingly easy to do! For toppings, I went tropical, both because it’s stinking hot in Queensland at Christmas time, and because lots of these fruits just happen to be FODMAP friendly.
For the base, full credit must be given to the pavlova queen herself, Stephanie Alexander. I’ve been using her recipe for years without a single failure. My recipe uses her base, with a few modifications to get the wreath shape.