Pavlova by Natvia
PREPARATION: 10 minutes, COOKING: 50-75 minutes
Preheat oven to 130°C and position rack in centre of oven. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
Use whisk to beat egg whites on low-medium speed until they hold soft peaks.
Start adding Natvia, a tablespoon at a time, tasting after 80g, and continue to beat on high until meringue holds very stiff and shiny white peaks and tastes sweet enough.
Sprinkle the vinegar and cornstarch over the top of the meringue and use spatula to fold in gently.
Spread meringue to desired shape on baking paper, smoothing the edges. Leave centre slightly hollowed to hold topping.
Bake for 50-75mins or until the outside is dry and a very pale cream colour.*
When done to preference turn oven off, leave door slightly ajar and let cool completely in oven.
The meringue can be stored in a cool dry place in an airtight container for a few days.
Just before serving place meringue on a serving plate.
Whip the cream until soft peaks form, sweeten with extra Natvia and vanilla then spread into center of meringue.
*If the meringue starts to brown in the first 10mins, reduce heat (you may need to open door slightly to reduce heat quickly).
Will only hold a couple of hours after topping so serve immediately.
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