I posted this picture of a pavlova I made a couple of days ago when I had cream, eggs and fruit to use up, and was asked if I'd post the recipe!
Pavlova is a dessert believed to have been created in honour of the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, when she toured Australia and New Zealand in the 1920s.
Australians and New Zealanders still argue over the true country of origin!
Whoever created it - hats off to them, it's a very tasty dessert - crispy on the outside and soft yummy meringue on the inside!
So here is how to make one:
4 Egg Whites
Pinch of Salt
1 Teaspoon Cornflour
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence
1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
200g (8oz) Caster Sugar
Preheat Oven to 140C (280F).
Add salt to egg whites and whisk until stiff. Gradually add the sugar, whisking until very stiff. Stir in cornflour, vanilla and lemon juice. Spoon onto baking sheet to form a 3cm (1") deep circle.
Bake for around 1 hour until it looks pale brown and is hard to touch.
Allow to cool, then top with whipped cream and fresh fruit.