Strawberry Pavlova

By December 6, 2021

Strawberry Pavlova

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December 6, 2021

Directions

1Preheat oven to 150°C/130° fan assisted. Trace a 20cm (8inch) circle onto the back of a piece of parchment paper with pencil, then flip it over and place on a large baking sheet.

2To make the meringue, whisk egg whites on a low speed with electric mixer until they’re looking frothy.

3Increase speed slightly and start to add the sugar slowly, about a tablespoon at a time.

4Keep whisking, increasing the speed over time, as you add the sugar, until you have thick and glossy peaks.

5Make sure the sugar has been completely dissolved by rubbing a little bit of meringue between your thumb and finger, if you can feel any grains of sugar, continue whisking until meringue has a smooth texture.

6Add the cornflour, vinegar and vanilla, whisk until combined.

7Dab a small bit of meringue on the corners of the baking sheet under the parchment paper so that the paper sticks.

8Spoon meringue onto the parchment paper and use a spatula or large spoon to spread meringue within the traced circle, shaping it into a tall mound, keeping the sides tall and vertical so that it doesn’t spread outwards. Smooth the top then create a slight dip making a shallow bowl to hold the toppings once baked.

9Bake in pre-heated oven for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 110°C/90°C fan assisted and bake for a further 1 hour – 1 hour 15 minutes.

10Turn off oven, leaving the meringue inside, and leave to cool gently for at least 4 hours. You can leave it overnight if you want to make it the day before.

11Once completely cold, carefully run a large sharp knife or cake spatula under the parchment to loosen the meringue from it. Carefully transfer meringue to a serving dish.

12Whisk together cream, icing sugar and vanilla in a large bowl just until medium peaks. Be careful not to overbeat!

13Spoon cream on top of meringue then pile high with strawberries, dust lightly with icing sugar if desired.

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Ingredients

Ingredient Ideas

5 egg whites, room temp

275 g caster sugar

2 1/2 tsp cornflour, plus extra for dusting

2 1/2 tsp white vinegar

1 tsp vanilla extract

For the topping

500 ml double cream

2 tbsp icing sugar, sifted

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

400 g strawberries, rinsed, trimmed & halved

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