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Christmas Pavlova Wreath

Christmas Pavlova Wreath

This is incredibly good. A pudding that looks as good as it tastes. I use the unrefined caster sugar here as I find it gives a wonderful flavour to the meringue. This is a stunning addition to any table, Xmas or not.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Universal
Keyword pavlova wreath
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 344 kcal
Author applytofaceblog

Ingredients

  • 5 medium egg whites
  • 300 grams unrefined caster sugar
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar

Topping

  • 400 grams mixed berries frozen
  • 50 grams caster sugar
  • 500 mls double cream
  • 150 grams fresh raspberries
Metric - U S Customary

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 150 C. Whip up the egg whites in a free standing mixer or mixing bowl and electric whisk. Whisk until frothy and quite stiff.
  2. Add the sugar by the tablespoon. It is quite a pain but necessary. Add the corn flour and vinegar. Whip until the meringue is very stiff and glossy. About five minutes.
  3. Using a bowl on a lined (I use bake o glide) baking tray pile the meringue around the bowl in a circle. Then carefully remove the bowl. Your fingers will get covered in meringue but sculpt the meringue back afterwards. Flatten the top of the pavlova a little to form a wide enough platform for the berries and cream.
    Christmas Pavlova Wreath
  4. Bake in the oven for an hour. Remove and leave to cool gently. If poss leave it in the oven after you have switched it off and let it cool there.
  5. In a saucepan place the frozen berries and the 50 grams of caster sugar.Heat gently until the sugar has melted. Taste to see if more sugar is needed. Allow to cool and add the raspberries.
    Christmas Pavlova Wreath
  6. Whip the cream until soft peaks. Be careful not to over whip.
  7. Once the pavlova is cool, carefully peel off the liner and transfer to serving platter. Be brave! The cream will hide a multitude of sins.
  8. Carefully pile on the cream, followed by the berries. If you are serving later in the day, leave the berries off until then or they may bleed like a drunken women's lipstick (mine) into the cream.
  9. Apply to Addled Face.
    Christmas Pavlova Wreath
Nutrition Facts
Christmas Pavlova Wreath
Amount Per Serving
Calories 344 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 44mg2%
Potassium 106mg3%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 39g43%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 755IU15%
Vitamin C 5.2mg6%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.