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Favourite movies » Amadeus (1984), dir. Milos Forman
"On the page it looked nothing. The beginning simple, almost comic. Just a pulse - bassoons and basset horns - like a rusty squeezebox. Then suddenly - high above it - an oboe, a single note, hanging there unwavering, till a clarinet took over and sweetened it into a phrase of such delight! This was no composition by a performing monkey! This was a music I’d never heard. Filled with such longing, such unfulfillable longing, it had me trembling. It seemed to me that I was hearing the very voice of God."
BODY AS A HOUSE OF THE SOUL // PROJECT FOR ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS IN WARSAW // ZBIGNIEW SZYMANCZYK
Blueberry and Lavender Pavlova
5 egg whites (room temperature)
pinch of salt
250g caster sugar
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar or freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
400ml heavy cream
1 cup blueberries
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
Preheat the oven to 150ºC. Whisk the egg whites with a pinch of salt until foamy. Constantly whisking, add caster sugar gradually. Whisk until the sugar is dissolved, around 8 minutes. Delicately stir in vinegar and vanilla. Transfer onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Form a flattened sphere. Place in the oven and bake for 1,5 hour. Allow to cool in the oven.
When the meringue is cooling prepare the topping: simply whisk double cream with a tablespoon of powdered sugar. When Pavlova is cooled completely transfer onto a serving plate, put the whipped double cream on top. Cover with blueberries (or any other fruit) and lavender flowers.