Most Australians like Pavlova and contrary to belief, this one is easy and fail proof to make, and is always a hit. It is also easy to transport, as you just put toothpicks in it and Glad Wrap around it.
It is even better if you can find a Pavlova plate which you can sometimes find in Op Shops or collectible shops.
You bake it straight on the plate, and instructions are on the surface of the plate. It only uses 4 eggs and is enough for about about 10 people though not enough for seconds!
It is a cake I take to friends and I have never had any left overs.
If you do not have the special plate, make it on any flat oven proof surface covered with baking paper.
: 15 minutes
: 1½ hours
: up to 10 servings
4 large eggs, separated
230 g castor sugar (plate says 250 but I use less)
1 tsp vinegar
½ tsp vanilla
1 level dst cornflour
Heap egg mixture on to plate
Shape pavlova remembering it will spread a bit
Do not worry about cracks as you will cover them
Need not be evenly spread
Also other things that work well are tinned mandarin oranges, fresh strawberries, crushed pineapple, and bananas dipped in lemon to stop them browning.
Big sliced piece of pavlova!
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