Scrumptious strawberry pavlova

Scrumptious strawberry pavlova

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Cooking time

Cook: 1 hr, 30 mins - 1 hr, 40 mins

Skill level

Moderately easy


Serves 6

A scrumptious treat for a hot summer's day

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For the pavlova

  • 2 tsp vinegar, any type
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 100g light muscovado sugar
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 25g hazelnuts

For the topping

  • 600g strawberries
  • 3 tbsp cassis (blackcurrant liquer)
  • 568ml carton double cream

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  1. Preheat the oven to 140C/gas 1/ fan 120C. Line a large baking sheet with non-stick parchment.
  2. Blend the vinegar, vanilla and cornflour to a paste. Whisk the egg whites until stiff. Gradually whisk in the sugars, adding a little paste with each addition, until a thick marshmallowy meringue is formed.
  3. Spread it out to a 20cm circle on the baking sheet, swirling the knife to make peaks. Scatter over the nuts and bake for 1 hour, then turn off the oven and leave it to cool.
  4. Sieve 100g/4oz strawberries into a bowl. Stir in the cassis. Whip the cream softly. Slice half the strawberries and fold into the cream. Then swirl in 3 tbsp sauce.
  5. Put the pavlova on a flat plate. Spoon in the cream, scatter on the strawberries, drizzle with sauce.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2002

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xxxelliexxx's picture
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delicious recipe i highly reccomend it if you like strawberries and cream!!!!!! it also looks really good as well as it tastes good.

allyfk's picture
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This worked out fine . A little confusing when I had to follow the recipe after mixing the liquer with strawberries. Ended up putting half the strawberries in with the cream and then pouring the liquer and remaining half of the strawberries over the top.

taste great , friends liked it , will make it again. Looked Brilliant.

hottoffee5's picture

Made today and found it really easy to make,any one can do this, instructions were easy to follow (not a professional baker). Didn't have any brown sugar or nuts so left out nuts and doubled up on white sugar and turned out fine, its the right time for fruit cream and pavlova!!!

helenrothwell's picture

It's odd, the first time you make meringue... You'd never usually treat egg whites so rambunctiously... But persevere - follow the recipe - and you'll have truly delightful results!

purdey's picture

Made this for visitors, it was a huge success. I added a few blueberries with the strawberries for the topping.

mariabernadette's picture
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I made this as per the recipe and it tasted delicious but ...
The sugar gave the mixture a coffee brown colour - not white at all. Plus the weight of the sugar made the mixture collapse. But this was my first attempt at making pavlova, and I was very pleased. The texture was great - crisp on the outside, and marshmallow inside. And it tasted lovely. Lots of cream covered up the fact that the meringue was in pieces!

susypig's picture

This is brilliant. Have made many times and always a success.

vixie86's picture

I have never made meringue before and wasted 2 lots of ingredients following your instructions. I then tried another recipe which had alot more detail on how to make the merrange part and it worked first time! The recipe is great but if your a begginer I would find another recipe for the merrange part.

ynjdavies's picture
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I have made and developed this recipe for my food technology GCSE, and it has worked really well. After all my developments it now has two layers, blueberries, amaretti biscuits, almonds and drizzled dark and white chocolate.
Delicious every time.

quarryhill's picture

Holly it is really easy to sieve strawberries, just put them in a sieve and with the back of a spoon just press down on them till you are left with the pulp and in the dish underneath will be the juice.

holthompson's picture

I want to make this recipe but don't understand how i sieve strawberries? Have you missed out some of the recipe or have i missed something?

debbie-southafrica's picture

I've made this before and it brilliant - as my Dad would have said "That's another wrinkle in your bottom" that how good it is

Debbie South Africa