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Best Pavolva!

This Australian recipe was given to me by my aunt. Its common to find a pavlova base for sale in the supermarket but they are always overly-sweet. I've tried a couple of other pavs before but none quite beat this one :)


  • 4 egg whites 1 cup Castor Sugar 1 teaspoon white vinegar 1 heaped-tablespoon cornflour 1-2 teaspoons of Vanilla essence (Whipped cream, fruit etc for decorating/topping)


In an electric mixer, Beat egg whites til peaks form Gradually add sugar Add vanilla essence add vinegar add cornflour. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper/baking/non-stick paper. Pour mixture straight onto tray and arrange in a square slab or round cake - should be around 5cm high Bake in oven on 180 degrees celcius between 5-10 minutes - yes, its that quick! Test with skewer just to make sure of course, and then leave in oven for a whole hour to cool down. Decorate pav with fresh whipped cream and fruit. I like to use strawberries and peppermint crisp - I'm not sure if this is available elsewhere, but incase it isn't, its like a choc coated candy bar, crush it and sprinkle on. Chill & serve. I hope you enjoy our family favourite!!


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