Pavlova

Serves 8 – 12

Ingredients

  • 4 size 7 Big Paddock egg whites
  • 1 1/3 cups castor sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons cornflour

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 150ºC.
  2. Mark a 23cm circle on a baking paper sheet and place on an oven tray.
  3. Place the egg whites in a bowl and whisk until stiff peaks form.
  4. Gradually add the sugar tablespoon by tablespoon, beating continuously until the mixture is smooth, glossy and stands up in peaks.
  5. Beat in the vanilla, vinegar and cornflour.
  6. Spoon or pipe the mixture onto the pre marked baking paper circle.
  7. Bake in the oven for 1–1 ¼ hours or until lightly golden and hard to the touch on the outer part of the mixture but marshmallowy in the centre.
  8. Turn off the heat and leave the pavlova in the oven until the oven is cold.

Serving Suggestion

Decorate with whipped cream and chopped fresh fruit such as kiwifruit and strawberries.