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  • Serves 8
  • 1.5 hours
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 11 Ingredients
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A delicious, classic Aussie dessert, perfect for any summer celebration.


Ingredients (serves 8)

  • 7 egg whites
  • pinch cream tartar
  • 1 3/4 caster sugar
  • 2 tsp white vinegar
  • 2 tsp corn flour
  • Edible flowers, to decorate, optional
  • Topping:
  • 300mL thickened cream
  • 250g mascarpone
  • 1/3 cup salted caramel sauce
  • 4 Bananas, sliced

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 130°C fan forced. Draw a 25cm circle on a sheet of non-stick baking paper and place, marked side down on a large greased baking tray.
  2. Pour the eggwhites in the bowl of an electric mixer. Add cream of tartar, whisk on high speed to soft peaks. Gradually add the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, whisking until meringue is thick and glossy. Beat on high speed a further 3 minutes. Add the vinegar, whisk 30 seconds. Fold in the cornflour.
  3. Drop 12 heaped spoonfuls of the meringue on the tray around the inside of the circle to create wreath shape. Bake for 1 hour 30 minutes or until crisp to the touch. Turn the oven off, leave the pavlova to cool completely in the oven with the door closed.  (this may take 4 hours, so cook the day ahead.)
  4. For the topping: Whip the cream to soft peaks. Fold in the mascarpone. Dollop 2 tablespoons caramel sauce over the cream mixture and gently swirl.
  5. Just before serving, place the pavlova wreath on a serving plate. Top with the caramel cream and sliced banana. Drizzle with remaining caramel sauce. Scatter over the flowers. Serve.

Notes

On a warm summer’s day store the untopped pavlova in a cool dry place and top just before serving.

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  • I’d add strawberries and some mint leaves for a Christmas centre and maybe some chocolate to represent the colours of mistletoe.


    • I thought the same thing about red berries and mint leaves.

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  • I love how this is so different while also being uniquely Australian!

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  • Yum, sounds like a perfect twist on the traditional pavlova.

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  • It looks very pretty !

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  • What a really lovely change to the normal pav. Thanks so much for sharing. This will become our new favourite.

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  • This would be such a great idea for Christmas!!

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  • This looks amazing and not a pavlova mix I would normally have considered. Pav is my all-time fave dessert and can’t wait for Christmas.

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  • Looks amazing would be good at Christmas

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  • This looks amazing – would be great for Christmas!

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  • love pavloas might do this for christmas day

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  • One of my favourite desserts is a good pavlova and this one looks delicious – must try to make it. Great idea for Christmas.

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  • What a great idea for Xmas!

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  • this looks gorgeous!

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  • Pavlova would have to be one of my all time favourite desserts. I love caramel. I like bananas, just not sure they belong on a pav


    • Truly, caramel and banana taste so delicious on pavlova! :)

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  • This looks delicious, cannot wait to try this recipe.

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