EXOTIC DESSERT: Passionfruit & Mango Pavlova

Pavlova made by Stephanie Shepherd.

Pavlova made by Stephanie Shepherd.

The crispiest meringue filled with exotic fruit to make the perfect pavlova! Something to brighten up this dreary Tuesday! Check out the recipe below from taste.com.au

Cooking Time: Preparation time 1-2 hrs, cooking time 1 hr 15 mins

Serves: 10-12, easy

Ingredients:

4 egg whites

1 cup of caster sugar

1 tsp of white vinegar

2 cups of thickened cream

2 thinly sliced mangoes

6 passionfruit, pulp removed

Equipment Needed: Baking tray, baking paper, electric mixer, tablespoon, spatula, whisk

Preheat the oven to 140°C. Line a baking tray with nonstick baking paper.

Place the egg whites in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until soft peaks form. Gradually add caster sugar a little at a time, beating well between each addition, until thick and glossy. Fold through white vinegar.

Transfer the mixture to the prepared tray and, using a large spatula, form into a disc shape.

Place in preheated oven and bake for 1 hour 15 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Turn off the oven and allow the pavlova to cool for 1-2 hours. Do not open the door until the oven has completely cooled.

Whip cream until medium peaks form and spread over the cooled pavlova. Decorate with mangoes and passionfruit.