Tropical Fruit Pavlova

This delicious summer dessert is sunshine on a plate. It's guaranteed to be a talking point at your next dinner party.

Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 200ml egg white
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 200ml double cream
  • 1 small ripe mango peeled, pitted and sliced
  • ½ ripe papaya, peeled, deseeded and sliced
  • 1 kiwi fruit, peeled and chopped
  • 100g strawberries, halved

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 140°C, fan / 160°C, oven. Line a baking sheet with non-stick baking parchment and draw a 25cm (10 inch) circle on it.
  • In a large grease-free bowl and using a hand-held electric whisk, whip the two chicks egg white until it holds its shape. Gradually add the sugar, whisking well until stiff and glossy.
  • Spread the meringue in an even layer over the marked out circle.
  • Bake in the oven for 2-3 hours. The meringue is dried out rather than cooked at this low temperature. Cool completely.
  • Whip the cream until it holds its shape. Spread on top of the meringue. Arrange the mango, papaya, kiwi and strawberries on top. Serve.
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