Recipe Series: 12 delicious dishes for an Aussie Christmas!
Recipe Series: 12 delicious dishes for an Aussie Christmas!

12 delicious dishes for an Aussie Christmas: The perfect Aussie Pav

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...... the most perfect dessert you ever did see (or taste!)

If there's a dessert more iconically Aussie than a fruit-covered pavlova, we're yet to try it. And this one from the team over at BMag has to take the metaphorical cake - and trust us, it's easier to pull off than it looks!


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The perfect Aussie Pav

Ingredients
  • 4 egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 cup Caster sugar
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 2 tsp White Mill cornflour
  • 300ml Farmdale thickened cream
  • Fresh fruit, washed and sliced (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries & peaches)
  • Baking paper

Method
  1. In a small electric mixer bowl, beat egg whites on medium until soft peaks form.
  2. Add vinegar, cornflour and gently sprinkle sugar, one teaspoon at a time, beating until stiff and glossy (approx. 10 mins)
  3. Trace map of Australia onto baking paper and cut out shape.
  4. Place cut-out onto a baking tray and spoon meringue mix inside the map.
  5. Smooth sides and top of meringue with a spatula, leaving the centre slightly hollowed.
  6. Bake in over at 130°C for 1 ½ hours, or until pavlova is dry to the touch.
  7. Turn off oven and leave pavlova to cool with oven door ajar.
  8. Once cooled, place pavlova on a serving plate.
  9. Use electric mixer to whip cream until soft peaks form.
  10. Gently spread whipped cream on top of meringue and decorate with fresh fruit.