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Hit us with your best pavlova recipes!

Posted by Jenny Tucker, 8th December 2014

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  • Coles ready made, just add fruit and cream, they’re relatively cheap, have heaps of serves and deliciois

  • Donna Hay has a fail proof recipe that I’ve made a few times

  • There are some fantastic pavlova recipes in the recipes section of this site.

  • I’ve used the pavlova egg from Coles and it has worked quite well in the past. I know order a vegan version online.

  • Ingredients
    8 large egg whites (at room temperature)
    pinch of salt
    350g/12oz caster sugar
    2 tsps/10g cornflour
    pinch of cream of tartar
    1 tsp/5ml white wine vinegar
    4 drops vanilla essence
    300ml/½pint double cream, firmly whipped
    selection of prepared tropical fruit e.g. mango, pineapple, passion fruit.
    Preparation method
    Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas4. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. Draw a 20cm/8inch circle on the paper.
    Whisk the egg whites with half the sugar and the salt in a clean bowl until soft peaks form. Continue beating while adding the remaining sugar until stiff and shiny. Sprinkle over the cornflour, cream of tartar, vinegar and vanilla essence and fold in gently with a metal spoon.
    Mould the egg white mix onto the paper within the circle. Flatten the top and smooth the sides. Place in the oven and immediately reduce the heat to 150C/300F/Gas 2 and cook for 1¼ hours.
    Turn off the oven, leave the door slightly ajar and allow to cool completely. Invert ‘Pav’ onto a plate, gently push down the meringue then pile on the cream and dress with the tropical fruit.

  • I have never made my own pavlova, I always seem to need one and run out of time. I am a huge fan of the store bought pavlova shells from woolworths or Coles, they are great and perfect sized. I can then deocorate them as I please with my cream and fruits of choice, still looks homemade in the end!

  • I usually just whip egg whites and sugar together and shape it to a cake and make a large meringue than top with whipped cream and fresh fruit and sometimes strawberry topping or a dusting of icing sugar.
    I think the ratio was 3 egg white to 5 and 1/2 cups of sugar a teaspoon or 2 of vanilla essence would add flavour aswell.

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