Strawberry Pavlova

Strawberry Pavlova

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Cooking time

Prep: 25 mins Cook: 1 hr

Skill level

Moderately easy

Servings

Serves 6 - 8

When you find a punnet of perfectly ripe strawberries, showcase them in this irresistible summer dessert

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Unfilled meringue can be frozen
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
525
protein
4g
carbs
60g
fat
31g
saturates
18g
fibre
2g
sugar
59g
salt
0.17g

Ingredients

For the meringue

  • 4 egg whites
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the topping

  • 500g strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 200g redcurrants, stalks removed
  • 3 tbsp icing sugar
  • 350ml double cream

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 150C/130C fan/gas 2. Using a pencil, mark out the circumference of a dinner plate on baking parchment. Whisk the egg whites with a hand mixer until they form stiff peaks, then whisk in the sugar, 1 tbsp at a time, until the meringue looks glossy. Whisk in the vinegar, cornflour and vanilla.
  2. Spread the meringue inside the circle, creating a crater by making the sides a little higher than the middle. Bake for 1 hr, then turn off the heat and let the Pavlova cool completely inside the oven.
  3. When the meringue is cool, chop 100g of the strawberries. Mix them with half the redcurrants and 2 tbsp icing sugar. Place in a food processor, blitz until smooth, then push the fruit mixture through a sieve. Whip the cream with the remaining icing sugar and spread it over the meringue. Put the remaining fruit on the cream and finally pour the sauce over the whole lot.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2010

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juliebahrain's picture
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Straightforward to make - got 'Wows' all round when I put it on the table :-)

katieburton's picture
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Delicious! Great recipe, easy to make. I used frozen berries and they worked fine. Next time I'll be adding some cassis... :)

mackeroo's picture
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Love this recipe, its so easy and straightforward with amazing results. I just chop up a mixture of berries for the topping and finish with a dusting of icing sugar. Its always a winner in our house

selinabeana's picture

Great recipe - works perfectly and looks impressive. I cheated and filled it with sweet cream and berries instead of going the whole hog and making a proper pavlova. Served on a cake stand it looks the part. Tastes lovely and really chewy and gooey inside.

anthonyl's picture
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making this for the 4th time this summer, so easy yet so impressive. Always a big hit! Most of our friends and family have had this now so will have to find a new dessert...

sutty's picture
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what can I say.. I am a domestic goddess!!!! It looked gorgeous and tasted even better. This is going to have an outing at every event that I have, or am required to bring dessert!

lisa04wright's picture

I have never made this before and I'm not very good at making puddings, but this turned out to be a massive success. Thank you Mr Wallace i now have the confidence to try more.
Kids and partner loved it and now making another one for a friends birthday in the staff room at school/work.
Superb Pavlova, really great recipe :D

sandra51's picture
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An outstanding pavlova, it had it all...peaks, volume, chewy mallow bits...even my mother in law said it was 'a beauty'....a compliment indeed. This recipe will make a pavlova chef out of anyone :)

amandacraw87's picture
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YUMMY :D
first time using this recipe and defo wont be the last yummy yummy yum!!! perfect in every way though i just made my own topping as i only wanted the actu pavlova recipe! and i had no white wine vinger so just used white vinger worked great :D very easy!!! though it doesnt last very long as everyone in my house had 2nds :D

ashleyhouston71's picture
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iv tried pavlova a few times and mostly it hasnt worked but this was easiest recipe iv ever tried! literally no fuss and it was perfect meringue, hard on outside and soft on inside, xmas dessert sorted this year, thanks

xxxelliexxx's picture
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great recipe higly reccomend it

xxxelliexxx's picture
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great recipe tastes great

cereal's picture
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Has become a favourite with family and friends. I have tried balsamic vinegar for a change and it was just as delicious. Cannot make this pavlova enough.

corkwoman's picture
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Have made lost of meringue before but this was my first pavlova and I was very impressed. It was really easy. Just used strawberries and served the syrup on the side. Will definitely be making again!

beccapgh07's picture
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I'm not a very good cook and this was my first time from making a pavlova from scratch so was nervous as to how it would turn out. However to my surprise even my cooking skills couldn't ruin it and it looks superb! Hopefully when I take it to a dinner party later it will taste just as good as it looks. Easy to make and the recipe was easy to follow. Definitely making again!

emily9482's picture

Tasted lovely and looked just like the picture, although I only had strawberries. Crispy on the outside, just like marshmallow in the middle. Yummmmmyyy!!

sullie's picture
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This is my first pavlova and i'm delighted with myself as it turned out just like the picture and tasted really really good. Will make again.

rosehawk's picture
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At last I have managed to make a fantastic Meringue...I have tried on several occasions to make a pavlova and failed every time...but this one, wow, I used Strawberries and raspberries...wonderful, so proud of it.|Thank you

goodfood111's picture
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This pavalova is absolutely gorgeous...and massive! I used fresh strawberries and rasperries on the top, and tinned rasperries for the sauce to keep the cost down. The tinned rasperries were very sweet and the fresh raspberries were quite bitter so i poured the sauce all over the fresh rapsberries to hide the bitterness. Served it with double cream poured over.

scrummyyummymummy's picture

Absolutly fab, seen this made at the Food Show recently and thought I would try it. Very easy to make for 12 people and got a score of 10 out of 10 from family!! :)

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