Pavlova roll with strawberries and pears

Serves 10 people

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.