Classic Pavlova Recipe

Basic pavlova

  • serves 6
  • Easy

Get perfect results every time with this quick and easy pavlova recipe. With the perfect combination of crunchy and gooey meringue, and an endless variety of toppings, everyone needs a staple pavlova recipe


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  • egg whites 4
  • golden caster sugar 400g
  • water 4tbsp
  • cornflour 4tsp
  • white wine vinegar 1tsp


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 130c/fan 110c/gas ½. Cover a baking sheet with baking parchment. Whisk the egg whites with electric beaters until they just form stiff peaks. Add the golden caster sugar a couple of tbsp at a time and whisk really well between each addition until the meringue is stiff and glossy, then whisk in the water, cornflour and white wine vinegar. Spoon the mixture onto the baking parchment and use a palette knife to make a circle about 20cm in diameter. Put in the oven and cook for 1 hour. Turn the oven off and leave the meringue inside for an hour. Peel off the parchment and serve.

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