pavlova recipe
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Pavlova Recipe

Could this be the perfect pavlova recipe? We think so! Smooth and fluffy marshmallow encased in a delicate, crisp meringue shell.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
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Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: pavlova, pavlova recipe
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 265kcal



  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar

Whipped cream

  • 600 ml thickened cream
  • 1 tablespoon icing sugar


  • 1 mango
  • 1 passionfruit
  • 3 strawberries
  • 10 blueberries
  • 1 sprig mint


  • Preheat oven to 120 degrees celsius (fan-forced)
  • Line a baking tray or round pizza tray with baking paper.
  • Beat egg whites and salt on medium-high speed until the mixture forms soft peaks.
    egg whites soft peaks
  • Add sugar gradually while mixing on low speed. Then return to med-high speed and beat for another two minutes. The mixture should look thick and glossy - if it doesn't continue beating for another minute.
  • Return mixture to low speed and add vanilla essence and vinegar. Mix until combined.
  • Pour mixture onto the lined tray, creating a circle about 20cm in diameter with a slight dip in the middle. Using your spatula, brush up the sides of the circle towards an imaginary point about 50 cm above the centre of the pavlova. This will give the shape a slightly domed effect and help with the stability or your pavlova.
    shaping the pavlova
  • Turn oven down to 110 degrees celsius (fan-forced) and place pavlova in oven. Cook for 45 minutes and then turn oven off. DO NOT open the oven door. Leave the pavlova to cool in the oven for at least a few hours, preferably half a day.
  • Once completely cool, remove from the oven. Decorate with whipped cream and fruit just before serving.
  • To make the whipped cream, simply combine the cream and icing sugar and the beat until peaks form.
  • Cut fruit to your liking (and substitute other fruits if you prefer banana, kiwifruit, figs, peaches or something else) and use a little creativity to make your pavlova truly special.


Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 1012IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg