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Named after the ballerina, this traditional Australian dessert is just as light, delicate, and delicious as you'd hope. A thick layer of whipped cream piled on a baked meringue cake, topped off with whatever fresh fruit you can get your hands on - a perfect addition to any summer picnic!

And for something so pretty, this recipe is shamefully easy to make...

Step 1: Ingredients

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For the meringue you'll need:
  • 5 egg whites
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/4 cups superfine (castor) sugar
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
along with a standing mixer with whisk attachment, parchment paper, cookie tray, rubber spatula, and an oven.
 
Oh wow that looks delicious! Like fruit sandwiches only crispy.
Oh it looks so yummy! I'm not too handy in the kitchen, but maybe I'll give it a try for this tasty treat.
sarah051482 years ago
Yum, yum-Our family loves Pavlova. This is a great festive dessert If you have any friends or family who don't like birthday cake. I am making one for my grandson who unaccountably doesn't like cake. also great as it gluten free for his GF mom-- a double winner at our house.
fonzuzu3 years ago
do u think i could use greased aluminum foil instead of parchment paper because were i live u dont get parchment paper.
Here's a couple of articles, which tell what you can use when you don't have parchment paper when baking. Hope this helps a bit:

http://www.ehow.com/how_6232478_substitute-parchment-paper-baking.html
http://www.ehow.com/way_5557088_use-parchment-paper-baking-cookies.html

Beth
ynze2 years ago
Thanks for the recipe! Works like a charm. See the pics :-)

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mystraness3 years ago
That looks good!! :) But you could have a war on your hands if any other 'Kiwis' see that you refer to this as being an Australian dessert!! lol We New Zealanders are certain that it's an NZ creation! Why else would you decorate it with Kiwifruit?!?! :)
How much sugar? You say 1 1/4 but is is teaspoons, tablespoons, cups?
kazmataz (author)  josheggleston3 years ago
good catch - it's cups! I'll fix that now.
stoeff3 years ago
.........oh heaven............
It looks great.