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)


  1. 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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