Added by nzhippy | Wed 28 Jan 2009 @ 12:03
4 egg whites
1 1/4 cups caster sugar
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 tablespoon cornflour
Sweetened whipped cream
Fresh fruit: Strawberries, raspberries, kiwifruit, mandarins, or bananas.
The pavlova is a sweet dessert, it has a meringue crust and a marshmallow centre. A perfect accompaniment is home made ice cream.
Preheat oven to 180'C. Beat egg whites till stiff. Gradually add caster sugar while beating. Beat on high speed for ten minutes. In a small bowl mix cornflour, vanilla essence and vinegar with one tablespoon of egg mixture. Add to remaining egg mixture. Beat on high speed for four minutes. Place mixture on a tray which has been covered with waxed paper, spreading mixture to a 18 centimetre circle. Turn oven down to 100'C. Pace tray in oven. Bake for one hour. Turn oven off and leave pavlova in oven to cool, or leave in overnight. Cover with whipped cream and fruit.