If you have never heard of pavlova before, it’s because it’s a classic australian dessert, it’s topped with fresh fruit and whipped cream, a pretty amazing recipe that you should at least taste once!
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cook: 1 hr
- 3 egg whites
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
- ½ cup confectioners’ sugar
- 1 pint fresh strawberries
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Draw a 9 inch circle on the parchment. An easy way to do this is to draw around the outside of a 9 inch pan with a pencil.
In a large bowl, beat egg whites on high speed until soft peaks form. Add 3/4 cup of the sugar gradually, while continuing to whip. Make sure sugar is completely dissolved. Mix together the remaining 1/4 cup sugar with the cornstarch; lightly fold into meringue with lemon juice.
Spread a layer of meringue to fit the circle on parchment, approximately 1/4 inch thick. With the remainder of mixture, a pipe or spoon swirls around the edges to form a shallow bowl shape.
Bake at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for 1 hour. Turn off the oven, but leave the meringue in the oven for an additional 30 minutes. When cool, the meringue should be hard on the outside, and slightly moist on the inside.
In a large bowl, combine the cream and half a cup of confectioners sugar, and whip until thickened. Decorate with fruit of your choice; strawberries are excellent.