Stunning Summer Pavlova

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A beautifully light, and refreshing pavlova with fresh lemon curd.
This recipe serves around 8-10 people.


For the Meringue
6 eggs whites
300g caster sugar
2 tsp cornflour
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
2 tsp vanilla extract

For the Lemon Curd
6 egg yolks
200g caster sugar
4 lemons
100g butter

For the Cream
600ml double cream
4 tbsp caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

For the Decoration
1 punnet of strawberries
1 punnet of raspberries
1 punnet of blueberries

– Preheat the oven to 140°C / 120°C with a fan.

– Separate the egg whites from the yolks into different bowls.

– Add the egg whites to the an electric whisker and beat until it forms soft peaks.

– Slowly add 300g of sugar to the eggs whites whilst whisking. Then, continue to whisk for 2 minutes.

– Add the cornflour, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla and whisk for one more minute.

– Line a large baking tray with baking paper.

– Empty the mixture onto the tray and shape it into a circle. Make a crater in the middle for the cream.

– Place in the hot oven and cook for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

– Meanwhile, prepare the lemon curd by adding the egg yolks, 200g of sugar, zest of 2 lemons, and juice of 4 lemons to a pan.

– Cook the mixture on low heat whilst whisking for 6-8 minutes.

– Once the mixture has thickened, turn the heat off, and add the butter. Stir through until the butter has melted and then let it cool.

– Strain the curd through a fine sieve into a large bowl. Place cling film on the surface of the curd so that it does not form a skin. Then, put the bowl in the fridge to cool thoroughly.

– Once the meringue is lightly golden and crispy, remove it from the oven, and let it cool completely for around an hour.

– Add the double cream, 4 tbsp of sugar, and vanilla to a large bowl, and whisk until it forms soft peaks.

– Spread the cream into the crater of the meringue. Then, drizzle the lemon curd on top of the cream.

– Top with as many berries as you like!

The perfect accompaniment to a hot summer’s evening.