I wrote a bucket list this year. Today I can cross off Make a Pavlova. Remarkably simple and oh so yummy!
Recipe from my stalwart cookery book Good Housekeeping
3 egg whites ( mine are free range and large)
6 oz caster sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1/2tsp white wine vinegar- ( I didn’t have any so missed this out- No-one said but what about the vinegar when they scoffed it down)
1 level tsp cornflour
10fl oz double cream
12 oz raspberries- but I used a big punnet of strawberries (English Herefordshire ones to be precise)
NB can use any fruit really
Draw a 7 inch circle on some non stick baking parchment paper, turn it over and place on a baking tray.
Whisk the egg whites until stiff- ie a peak stays in place on an upside down whisk.
Whisk in half the caster sugar- until stiff
Fold in with a large metal spoon the rest of the caster sugar, vanilla and vinegar. Pile onto the paper within the circle
Bake in the bottom shelf of an oven at 150C , 300F or Gas mark 2, until crisp and dry
Transfer with great care to a wire rack until completely cool. Then with even more care upend and remove the paper.
I put mine onto the serving plate to remove and used the bottom for the top!
Whisk the double cream till stiff and pile onto the meringue base. Decorate with strawberries- eat any left over ones and deny the fact to family!
All tuck in!
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Let me know if you make a pavlova!