My friend George is the Queen of Meringue and so I asked him to share his recipe, which I tried today.
4 egg whites
250g caster sugar
1.5 tsp cornflour
1.5 tsp white wine vinegar
Preheat the oven at 160C and whisk the egg whites until stiff. Then add the sugar, 1 tsp at a time while whisking constantly. Mix the cornflour and vinegar together in a bowl and whisk into the mix. Cut greaseproof paper into a round of about 40 cm across and place on a baking sheet. Spoon the mixture shaped into a round, build the side higher than the centre. Put it into the oven and reduce the heat to 150C
bake for an hour until firm, then turn off the oven. Leave the Pavlova in there until the oven is cool.
Best to make this in the morning and leave it in the oven until needed.
Whisk some cream to pile on top and scatter some of your favourite fruits like raspberry or strawberry.
Today I'm experimenting with some stewed apricot. Delicious!