Holiday Pavlova - A New Zealand tradition

By Mum2Gaby&Emersyn, JustMommies member

Being in New Zealand, our Christmas day is rarely cold - and never snowy!  While it seems people in the northern hemisphere eat a lot of hot foods, a huge part of our Christmas menu revolves around desserts and salads. 

This is the number 1 Christmas dessert in NZ!

Pavlova Recipe

4 egg whites
225g / 8oz sugar (or about 1 cup of sugar)
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 dessert spoon cornflour (or about 1 tablespoon of corn starch)
1 tablespoon cold water
1 pinch of salt

Directions:
Beat egg whites and pinch of salt together until stiff. Add half the sugar slowly while beating, then the other half likewise. Then add the rest of the ingredients one by one, beating as you go.
 
Draw a circle around a small dinner plate on baking paper and place on oven tray. Place the mixture in the circle, making the edges slightly higher than the middle.
 
Cook at  250°F (or 120°C/Gas Mark 1/2) for one hour and then 225°F (or100°C / Gas Mark 1/4) for 1 hour. When cold, cover with whipped cream and put fruit on top (strawberry, raspberry, kiwifruit are all popular toppings).
 
Serves 6.

 

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