Tony's Favourite - Linda's Pavlova

Ingredients

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • I tsp vanilla essence
  • whipped cream for decoration

Method

Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Add the vinegar and vanilla essence while still beating and gradually add the sugar until well mixed in and a smooth consistency.

Remove from the bowl on to a tray cov­ered with greaseproof paper and sprinkled with water (I just flick the water on to the tray with my hand).

Preheat the oven to 150 degrees C, cook for 25 minutes, then turn the oven down to 100 degrees C and cook for a further 1 1/2 hours.

When cool, decorate with whipped cream, to which a teaspoon of vanilla essence and a  a heaped teaspoon of icing sugar have been added.

Cut a fresh, wrinkled passionfruit in half and scoop the pulp over the top to decorate. 

Reprinted from "Lifestyle Farmer" Aug/Sept 2002