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Aussie Pavlova

This pavlova is crispy on the outside and soft and marshmallowy inside and is a blank canvas waiting for you to show off your creativity. We’ve gone for a traditional berry topped pavlova but you can decorate it however you like. Try cherries on top for a luxurious colour or thinly sliced stonefruit like peaches, apricots and nectarines bring a summery vibe to your pav.

How long will it take?

1 hour 40 minutes

What’s the serving size?

Serves 10


What do I need?

  • 6 egg whites, at room temperature
  • 315g caster sugar
  • 3 teaspoons cornflour
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 375ml thickened cream
  • Berries of your choice to decorate – raspberries, strawberries, blueberries

How do I make it?

  1. Preheat oven to 150°C. Line a large baking tray with non-stick baking paper. Draw a 20cm disc on the paper and turn the paper ink-side down.
  2. Use an electric beater to beat the egg white in a clean, dry bowl until firm peaks form. Gradually add the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating constantly, until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is thick and glossy. Beat in the cornflour, vinegar and vanilla essence.
  3. Spoon the meringue mixture onto the disc and use a flat-bladed knife to shape the meringue and make furrows. Bake in oven for 10 minutes.
  4. Reduce oven temperature to 110°C. Bake for a further 1 hour or until the meringue is crisp and dry. Turn oven off. Leave meringue in oven, with the door closed, to cool completely.
  5. Use a balloon whisk to whisk the cream in a bowl until firm peaks form. Spread the cream over the top of the pavlova.

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