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Catherine Messig

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25 minutes to prepare and 120 minutes to cook

Serves 6


This is my all time favorite Aussie dessert! Full of crumbly sweet meringue and marshmallow soft goodness, it is the ultimate crowd pleaser!


6 (59g) eggs, separated
1 1/4 cups (270g) caster sugar
2 tsp cornflour
1 tsp white vinegar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
300ml thickened cream
2 tbs icing sugar mixture, sifted
Finely shredded rind and juice of 2 limes
2 Lady finger bananas, thinly sliced diagonally
3 golden kiwifruit, peeled, thinly sliced
2 starfruit, thinly sliced
Pulp of 2-3 passionfruit


Preheat oven to 120°C.
Line an oven tray with foil.
Brush with melted butter and dust with cornflour, shaking off excess.
Mark a 24cm-diameter circle on foil.
Use an electric mixer to whisk egg whites in a clean dry bowl until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating well after each addition, until meringue is thick and glossy and sugar dissolved.
Rub a little meringue between fingers. If still "gritty" with sugar, continue to whisk until sugar dissolves.
Add cornflour, vinegar and vanilla and whisk until just combined.
Spoon meringue onto the foil, using the marked circle as a guide.
Smooth sides and top of pavlova.
Use a small spatula to forms little peaks around edge of pavlova.
Bake in oven for 1 1/2 hours or until pavlova is dry to the touch.
Turn off oven. Leave pavlova in oven with the door ajar to cool completely.
When completely cold, transfer to serving plate or store in an airtight container until required.
Meanwhile, use an electric mixer to whisk the cream and icing sugar in a medium bowl until firm peaks form.
Spoon cream onto the top of pavlova.
Pour lime juice into a ceramic or glass bowl.
Add banana slices and toss to coat with juice. Drain.
Decorate pavlova with banana, kiwifruit, starfruit, passionfruit and lime rind.


You could use any fruit you like to decorate your pavlova. Other great suggestions are strawberries, raspberries or cherries.


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    Well that's good as Im a patient girl I will have to make this then, thanks for the tip of completly cooling it first then take it out of the oven, once I make the pavlova Ill post a photo up, but only if it works out LOL, dont want any collapsed looking pavlova pics LOL.

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    Hi Gabriella, thanks for your comment! It's not difficult to make, it just takes some patience as you have to make sure it's completely cool before you take it out of the oven (otherwise it could collapse!). It's so yummy, your kids will love it! Such a yummy dessert for a sweet tooth :)

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    Wow love this Pavlova photo, is it realy that easy to make a pavlova from scratch? looks delish might have to see how I go at making this, as my children and I will love it, love my sweets Im such a sweet tooth kind of gal even though I dont make too many sweet things:-)