Pavlova – Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights – Salwaa Smith
This pavlova is the perfect ending to a delicious lunch or dinner party on a hot summer’s day. Make in advance, the pavlova base can be kept in an airtight container for up to one week. Perfect when you have lots of food to prepare 🙂 Makes one large pavlova
4 extra large egg whites
1 cup castor sugar
1 tsp vinegar or lemon juice
Maizena for dusting
Preheat oven to 120 degrees Celsius. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper cut into a circle as big as a large dinner plate. Dust the greaseproof paper with a little maizena.
Using a clean, dry mixing bowl beat the eggs until stiff. Gradually add the castor sugar and keep on mixing until all the castor sugar has been added and the texture is glossy. Gently fold in the lemon juice or vinegar. Spread the mixture onto the circle of greaseproof paper.
Bake in a preheated oven at 120 degrees Celsius for 1 hour, turn the oven off and leave to cool completely inside the oven.
Decorate with whipped fresh cream and fruit of choice.
Or mascarpone cream, recipe below
To Make Mascarpone Cream
1 cup mascarpone cheese
1&1/2 cups fresh cream
1/4 cup castor sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
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