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Pavlova Recipe

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This easy pavlova recipe melts in your mouth with a crisp exterior, marshmallowy center and the perfect amount of chew. Top your pavlova with fresh fruit and whipped cream for the ultimate summer treat!

This easy pavlova recipe melts in your mouth with a crisp exterior, marshmallowy center and the perfect amount of chew. Top your pavlova with fresh fruit and whipped cream for the ultimate summer treat!

  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american
  • Diet: Gluten Free
  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american
  • Diet: Gluten Free
Scale:
  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

for the pavlova

  • 6 egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar*
  • 1 1/2 tsp corn starch
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

for the topping

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 cup fresh fruit, sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200°F and adjust the rack to the lower part of the oven.
  2. Using a pencil, draw an outline of an 8-inch cake pan on parchment paper. Flip the paper over and place on a cookie tray. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the vinegar and cornstarch, whisking to combine. Set aside.
  4. In a stand mixer fit with the whisk attachment, beat the egg whites on low speed until their foamy and little bubbles form. Continue whisking, gradually bringing the speed up to medium, beating until the egg whites forms soft peaks. In small additions (I mean this–do not just dump the sugar in in a few editions!), begin to gradually beat in the granulated sugar until stiff peaks form and the sugar is almost completely dissolved.*
  5. Add the cornstarch and vinegar mixture, and the vanilla extract, and salt. Beat on high speed for 4-5 minutes until the meringue is stiff, glossy, and has no granules of sugar remaining.
  6. Spoon the meringue onto the parchment paper and, using a cake scraper, form the meringue into a tall cylindrical disk within the 8 inch circle you previously outlined with the cake pan. Using the cake scraper, create a slight divot in the center of the meringue, like a volcano’s center. Last, use the scraper or a large spoon to shape the sides into desired design.
  7. Bake in the oven for 1 hour and 30 minutes, then turn off heat, crack the door of the oven so it stays ajar, and allow meringue to sit for an additional hour in the oven. It is in this hour that the meringue will dry out completely. Then, remove from oven and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.
  8. While the meringue is cooling, whip up the topping! In a stand mixer with a whisk attachment, whip the heavy cream and sugar until soft peaks form. Spread over the meringue, then top with fresh fruit and nuts if desired.

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Notes

  • Apple cider, white vinegar, or lemon juice will work!
  • You can tell if the sugar has dissolved just by looking at it, or by taking a small amount of meringue between your fingers and rubbing them together to feel