Home made pavlova made the way mum used to make it


  • 4 egg whites

  • Pinch salt

  • 220g caster sugar

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 350mL whipped cream

  • Pulp from 12-15 passionfruit

  • 2 punnets strawberries, hulled and halved


  • 1.

    Pre-heat oven to 150C.

  • 2.

    Beat egg whites with salt in an electric mixer until soft peaks form.

  • 3.

    Gradually add sugar, beating until sugar dissolves.

  • 4.

    Add vanilla and beat until combined.

  • 5.

    Spread meringue onto a lightly greased foil-lined baking tray to a circle about 20cm in diameter.

  • 6.

    Reduce oven temperature to 100C and bake for 1 hour, then turn oven off and allow pavlova to cool in oven with door ajar.

  • 7.

    Serve topped with cream, passionfruit and strawberries.

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