Basic Pavlova

Basic Pavlova


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About this recipe: This basic pavlova recipe is easy to follow and is virtually fail-proof! You can get really creative with the toppings, using whatever fresh fruit is in season. You could also whip the cream with a little vanilla, brandy or rum. Enjoy!


Serves: 6 

  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornflour
  • whipped cream
  • fresh fruit

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Pre-heat oven to 160 C / Gas 3.
  2. Beat the 4 egg whites with vinegar until stiff. Add 4 rounded teaspoons of the caster sugar and beat until the mixture looks ''dry''.
  3. Add half the remaining sugar gradually and beat until VERY stiff!
  4. Remove the beaters. Sift in the remaining sugar with cornflour and fold in carefully with a spoon.
  5. Cover an oven tray with baking parchement. Make a plate shape with the mixture on the tray and build up the edges with spoonfuls of the mix.
  6. Reduce oven temperature to 120 C / Gas 1/2. And bake for around 20 minutes.
  7. Let cool and decorate with cream and fruit.

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Reviews (2)


This was fab, turned out perfect and so quick and easy! Served with cream and raspberries, delicious! - 10 Jul 2012


I have always been challenged by meringue. #No more - 18 Sep 2014

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