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    Christmas Pavlova

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    • 17 Nov, 2020

    Christmas Pavlova

    In this tasteful dessert, a crisp meringue layer is filled with whipped cream and fresh fruit. It was named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, who was a star in the 1920s and toured Australia and New Zealand. 'The Pav' is a popular dessert dish and an important part of the national cuisine of both countries.


     


    Ingredients :


    • 6 large egg whites

    • 350g caster sugar

    • 5ml (1 tsp) white wine vinegar

    • 5g (1 tsp) cornflour

    • 600ml (20fl oz) double cream

    • 5ml (1 tsp) vanilla bean paste

    • 700g (1½lb) fruit of your choice

    • Mint leaves to decorate

    • Icing sugar (for dusting)


     


    Serves : 16

    Cooks In : 1 hour and 30 min

    Difficulty : Medium



    Preparation Method :

    1. Preheat the oven to 160ËšC/fan 140ËšC/320ËšF/gas 3.
    2. Line a baking sheet with a baking tray and draw a 30cm circle on it. Draw a 15cm circle in the centre of the 30cm circle.
    3. Place the egg whites in the K-Mojo DigiMaster’s mixing bowl. Attach the dual-beater attachment, then whisk until soft peaks form.
    4. Add the sugar a little at a time while whisking at maximum speed. The mixture should be stiff and glossy.
    5. In a cup, make a slurry with the cornflour and vinegar, then add to the egg whites.
    6. Spoon or pipe the meringue onto the ring drawn on the baking parchment.
    7. Carefully flatten the mixture so that cream and fruit can be placed on top later. Keep in mind that the meringue will expand in all directions in the oven.
    8. Slide the meringue into the oven and change the temperature immediately to 140ËšC/fan 120ËšC/280ËšF/gas 1.
    9. Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes. You can leave it overnight to dry out but it needs to be left alone for at least one hour, once it's been turned off.
    10. Whip the cream and vanilla paste until barely stiff peaks form when the whisk is removed.
    11. Spoon the cream onto the meringue then arrange the fruit on top.
    12. Finish off with mint leaves and a dusting of icing sugar. 
    13. Enjoy!


     


    Tips :

    Berries work especially well with Pavlova. You can use a mix like we did, such as strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. Tropical fruits such as kiwi and mango also work well.

     


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