4 egg whites
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 tsp white vinegar
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 Tbsp cornflour (cornstarch)
Heat oven to 180C. Using an electric mixer, beat egg whites and sugar
for 10 minutes until thick and glossy. Mix vinegar, vanilla, and
cornflour together. Add to meringue. Beat on high speed for a further five
minutes. Line an oven tray with baking paper. Draw a 22 cm circle on the
baking paper. Spread the Pavlova mixture to within 3/4 of an inch inside the
edge of the circle, keeping the shape as round and even as possible.
Smooth top surface over. Place Pavlova in oven.
Turn oven temperature down to 110C. Bake Pavlova for 75 minutes. Turn
oven off. Open oven door slightly and leave Pavlova in oven till cold.
Carefully lift Pavlova onto a serving plate. Decorate with whipped cream
and fresh fruit such as sliced kiwifruit and strawberries.