Strawberry Pavlova

Strawberry Pavlova

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(53 ratings)

Prep: 25 mins Cook: 1 hr

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Serves 6 - 8
When you find a punnet of perfectly ripe strawberries, showcase them in this irresistible summer dessert

Nutrition and extra info

  • Unfilled meringue can be frozen

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal525
  • fat31g
  • saturates18g
  • carbs60g
  • sugars59g
  • fibre2g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.17g
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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
      Strawberries

      Strawberry

      straw-bare-ee

      Once available in Britain for just a brief period during the summer, strawberries are now a year…

    • 200g redcurrants, stalks removed
      Redcurrant

      Redcurrant

      red-cur-rant

      These shiny little berries grow low on bushes, hanging from the branches like rows of miniature…

    • 3 tbsp icing sugar
    • 350ml double cream

    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.

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    sjmsjm2
    5th May, 2014
    5.05
    First time I'd made a meringue - this was lovely. I didn't make a coulis, just added strawberries, raspberries & blueberries. Will definitely make again.
    chef jac's
    4th May, 2014
    5.05
    Love this recipe. I've never made any type of desert before but this recipe is the best! My Pavlova turned out brilliantly 1st time :) and every other time afterwards ! Actually have one in the oven now lol
    veronicamp
    14th Apr, 2014
    I live in Canada and am having difficulty finding white corn flour....what can I use as a substitute in making Pavlova. I used rice flour but the Pavlova texture was runny and thin with no volume. Difficult to handle as it all broke up...any ideas
    bowdenei
    17th Jun, 2014
    Corn starch is the same thing
    dewdropdeb
    19th Apr, 2014
    Corn flour is just corn starch, same thing just a different name this side if the pond! :)
    twokidstwo
    18th Apr, 2014
    try tapioca flour or potato starch.
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    marmiteetponpon
    10th Apr, 2014
    check this spectacular chocolate red fruits cake at marmite et ponpon... really worth a try http://marmiteetponpon.com/2014/04/09/spectacular-chocolate-cake-with-red-fruits/
    furglantina
    8th Apr, 2014
    I have never made meringue before and despite forgetting the vinegar, this was a great success. Thanks so much for this recipe Gregg, everyone raved about it, I shall definitely be making this again.
    Matieboy
    1st Apr, 2014
    Made this twice now, first time because I had never made one before and to gauge reaction from family and friends, I also used strawberries and raspberries, everyone who tried it loved it, so now doing it again by request, never had any problems with meringue at all, thanks for the recipe
    sands_l
    30th Mar, 2014
    Lovely recipe. I only had a rectangular baking tray so couldn't make a round one. This recipe makes enough to almost fill a baking tray. It worked well and had the right amount of chewyness to dry meringue. As the meringue is very sweet I would recommend not putting any sugar in the cream. This was a great hit with all the family.

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