Pavlova with kiwi and passion fruit
This mouth-watering take on the classic pavlova is sure to be a hit. Easy to make and topped with kiwi and passion fruit it is a real show-stopper of a dessert!
Serves: 8 – 10 people:
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Recipe suitable for: Vegetarians
What you will need:
6 egg whites
340g caster sugar
1 tbsp cornflour
1 tsp white wine vinegar
1 tsp vanilla extract
300ml whipping cream
1 tbsp icing sugar
4 – 5 Zespri SunGold kiwis
2 passion fruit
What to do:
Preheat the oven to 120°c. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
Using an electric mixer, beat the egg-whites in a mixing bowl until stiff peaks form. Add the caster sugar a spoonful at a time, beating all the while and continue to beat until all the sugar has dissolved and you have a stiff glossy meringue. Add the cornflour, vinegar and vanilla and beat for 1 minute more.
Spoon the mixture onto the baking sheet into a circle about the size of a small dinner plate, use a palette knife to shape it and working from top to bottom create ridges up the sides.
Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes or until firm. Allow to cool completely in the oven with the heat turned off. You can leave the door ajar if you are in a hurry.
Peel and slice the kiwis and halve the passionfruit.
Using an electric mixer, beat the cream and icing sugar until soft peaks form. Place the pavlova on a plate. Spread with the cream mixture. Top with kiwi slices and passionfruit pulp. Serve.
Recipe courtesy of Zespri SunGold Kiwi
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