Strawberry Pavlova

  • 4 egg whites
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 500g strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 4 tbsp icing sugar
  • 350ml double cream
  1. Heat oven to 140C. cut a 15 inch round of grease proof paper, and place on a flat baking tray, or stone round.
  2. Whisk egg whites until stiff peaks form, then add sugar a little at a time until it looks glossy. Whisk in vanilla, corn flour and vinegar.
  3. Spread meringue on greaseproof, to a dinner plate size and make the sides higher.
  4. Bake for 1 hour , then turn off the heat, leaving it to cool completely inside the oven.
  5. When meringue is cool, in a small processor, put in 100g of strawberries and2 tbsp of the icing sugar and blitz to a puree.
  6. Whip cream and remaining 2 tbsp icing sugar until it thickens and spread in the meringue.
  7. Place remaining fruit on top of the cream and pour over the sauce.

You can make this a couple of hours ahead and chill in the fridge.

You can add more strawberries if you like and some other red berry fruits on top.

 Also works well with raspberries!

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