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Sydney Blueberry Pavlova

Pavlova is an Australian gluten-free dessert created in honor of ballet dancer Anna Pavlova. It’s an airy, light, versatile treat, but tastes best when combined with tangy, refreshing toppings such as lemon curd or blueberries.

Prep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 2 hours | Serves: 6

Ingredients

Pavlova:

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup (200g) white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon (10g) cornstarch

Topping:

  • 4 egg yolks
  • ¾ cup (150g) sugar
  • ¼ cup (60ml) lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • ¼ cup (55g) butter
  • 2 cups (300g) fresh berries

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 195°F fan-forced (100°C) and line a large baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. For your pavlova: In a bowl, combine the egg whites with your lemon juice and salt.
  3. Mix (with an electric mixer) until stiff and fluffy then gradually stir in your sugar, mixing for at least 5 additional minutes, to form a stiff, glossy meringue.
  4. Stir in your vanilla extract and cornstarch, then spoon the meringue into your prepared pan, shaping the top into a nice round dome.
  5. Bake your pavlova in the oven for 2 hours, or until it is dry and crisp.
  6. Remove it from the oven when done. Transfer your cooked pavlova onto a platter. Let it cool completely.
  7. For your lemon curd: In a heatproof bowl, combine the egg yolk with your sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest and butter.
  8. Put your bowl of curd in the microwave on high power for 30 seconds at a time, mixing well after each ‘zap’. Continue cooking for 30 seconds at a time until your lemon curd thickens.
  9. Let your curd cool completely, then top the pavlova with the lemon curd and fresh berries.
  10. Serve your gluten-free desserts fresh.

Energy: 371 cal (1558Kj) | Fat: 11g | Protein: 4.7g | Carbohydrates: 66.2g

(per serve)

 

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