• 4-6 egg whites
  • pinch salt
  • 8oz castor sugar/sugar (equal parts)
  • 1 teaspoon White Vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla essence
  • 2 level teaspoons Cornflour


  • Preheat oven to 400F(200C).
  • Lightly grease oven tray, line with baking paper or use non-stick cooking spray.
  • Beat the whites of eggs with a pinch of salt until stiff (until peaks form).
  • Continue beating, gradually adding sugar, vinegar and vanilla, until of thick consistency.
  • Lightly fold in cornflour.
  • Pile mixture into circular shape, making hollow in centre for filling.
  • Electric oven: turn oven to 250F (130C) and bake undisturbed for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Gas oven: bake at 400F (200C) for ten minutes, then turn oven to 250F (130C) and bake a further hour.
  • Turn oven off, leave pavlova in oven until cool.
  • Top with whipped cream and decorate with fruit as desired.

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