Pavlova roll with strawberries and pears
Pavlova Roll with Strawberries and Pears as cooked at Centro Box Hill
- 8 egg whites
- ½ tsp cream of tartar
- 300g caster sugar
- 2 Tbsp cornflour
- 2 tsp white vinegar
- 100g flaked almonds
- 300ml whipped cream
- icing sugar, strawberries, sliced pears and passionfruit
1 Preheat oven to 140°C. Whisk the egg whites and cream of tartar to soft peaks in an electric mixer. Continue beating on medium speed while adding the caster sugar in a steady stream. Beat until thick and glossy, then fold in the cornflour and vinegar.
2 Spread the meringue 2cm thick on a lined cookie tray and sprinkle with almonds. Bake for 20 minutes, until just set. Set aside, covered with a tea towel until cool.
3 Cover the meringue with cream and fruit, then roll up. Serve with a dusting of icing sugar.