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Strawberry Pavlova
A top favourite with all ages. Traditionally the inside of the meringue is soft and marshmallow-like and the outside is crisp. Don’t worry if the Pavlova cracks on the top – this is all part of its charm.
Ingredients
Cake tin needed: a baking sheet

4 large egg whites
225g (8oz) caster sugar
2 level tsp cornflour
2 tsp white wine vinegar

for the filling
300ml (½ pint) whipping or pouring double cream, whipped
about 350g (12oz) strawberries, halved or sliced
Step One
Preheat the oven to 160°C/Fan 140°C/gas 3. Lay a sheet of non-stick baking parchment on the baking sheet and mark a 23cm (9in) circle on it.
Step Two
Put the egg whites into a large bowl and whisk until stiff and cloud-like. Add the sugar a teaspoonful at a time, whisking well after each addition, until all the sugar has been added. Blend the cornflour and vinegar together and whisk into the meringue mixture. Spread the meringue out to cover the circle on the non-stick baking parchment, building up the sides so they are higher than the middle.
Step Three
Place in the oven but immediately reduce the temperature to 150°C/300°F/gas 2. Bake for about 1 hour until firm to the touch and a pale beige colour. Turn the oven off and allow the Pavlova to become quite cold while still in the oven. If you keep the oven door closed you will encourage a more marshmallowy meringue.
Step Four
Remove the cold Pavlova from the baking sheet and parchment and slide onto a serving plate. Top with the whipped cream and strawberries, then chill in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.
Comments

I have just made my first Pavlova following this recipe and it’s gorgeous!Mary’s recipes are so easy to follow and always turn out well!

Rachel Leah
Added on June 15th, 2012

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