Last Monday was Australia Day so I thought I'd make a Pavlova. Above and below are photos of the finished result, it's a bit lopsided but I like to call it rustic!
I've never made one before so I followed a recipe on Taste for a Berry Pavlova.
1 1/2 cups caster sugar
2 teaspoons white vinegar
1 tablespoon cornflour
300ml thickened cream
Mixed berries, to serve
Icing sugar mixture, to dust
- Preheat oven to 120C
- Trace a 20cm circle onto a piece of baking paper. Line an oven tray with the baking paper
- Use an electric mixer to whisk the egg whites in a clean, dry bowl until soft peaks form.
- Gradually add the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating well until thick and glossy and the sugar is dissolved.
- Add the vinegar and cornflour and fold with a large metal spoon until just combined.
- Spoon mixture onto the prepared tray. Using the traced circle as a guide, use a spatula or pallet knife to shape into a 20cm disc.
- Bake for 1 1/2 hours or until dry to touch. Turn off the oven and leave with the door ajar to cool completely.
- Use an electric mixer to whisk the cream until soft peaks form.
- Transfer pavlova to a serving plate. Top with cream, berries and icing sugar. (I added a kiwi fruit and passionfruit because that's what I had in the fridge)
I'll be definitely making this again, I really can't believe how easy it is to make and it left me wondering why I've never made one before!