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Simple 4 Ingredient Pavlova Recipe

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This simple pavlova recipe only requires 4 ingredients and is easy to make! This popular Australian dessert is perfect for entertaining, topped with whipped cream, fresh fruit or grated chocolate. Enjoy the crisp pavlova meringue and soft marshmallow filling.

Simple pavlova

SIMPLE 4 INGREDIENT PAVLOVA

As an Australian, I grew up loving pavlova as the go to dessert for any occasion. I was also told it was a tough one to master, but taught myself pretty early to make an awesome pavlova.

My go to simple 4 ingredient pavlova is pretty easy to master… But I’ve had a few disasters over the years too. Once I made something that resembled a meringue pancake after my mixer died mid mix. Eeeek! Plus a super hot fan forced oven for the past 5 years meant lots of marshmallow, little crunch. But hello shiny new oven!

This is a family favourite recipe alongside my no-bake cookies and cream cheesecake.

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Tips For Making A Pavlova

Pavolva is one of those recipes that many people avoid trying, for fear of failure, but don’t be scared. If you follow a few simple steps, you are almost always guaranteed a pavlova the whole family will love!

There are keys to creating the perfect pavlova:

  • Slow oven (low heat) to get the signature crunch
  • Have a good electric mixer and mix until stiff & glossy
  • Use fresh eggs and be very careful separating egg whites to avoid broken shell
  • Leave to cool in the oven as sudden temperature change can cause the meringue to crack
How to make a pavlova

How To Make Pavlova

Ingredients

  • 5 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons cornflour
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1 cup caster sugar
Simple pavlova

Simple Pavlova Recipe

  1. Pre-heat oven to 120 degrees Celsius. Line round baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Separate egg whites into clean, large bowl and mix until soft peaks form.
  3. Mix in cornflour, vinegar or lemon juice and caster sugar and best until stiff glossy peaks form. This usually takes around 10 minutes.
  4. Spread mix in circle shape on tray, using spatula to create peaks around edges.
  5. Bake in low oven for 1 and a half hours or until dry to touch.
  6. Leave pavlova in oven to cool, with door slightly ajar.
  7. Top with whipped cream and your choice of filling, such as fresh fruit, chocolate, or mint. My grapes and Cadbury flake mix was a little strange but did the job. Fresh strawberries is always a winner.
4 ingredient simple pavlova
4 ingredient simple pavlova

4 Ingredient Pavlova

Yield: 10 serves
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours

Australia's favourite summer dessert, this 4 ingredient pavlova is sure to be a hit topped with cream and fresh fruit.

Ingredients

  • 5 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons cornflour
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1 cup caster sugar

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 120 degrees Celsius. Line round baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Separate egg whites into a clean, large bowl and mix until soft peaks form.
  3. Mix in cornflour, vinegar or lemon juice and caster sugar and beat until stiff glossy peaks form. This usually takes around 10 minutes.
  4. Spread mix in circle shape on a tray, using a spatula to create peaks around edges.
  5. Bake in a low oven for 1 and a half hours or until dry to touch.
  6. Leave pavlova in oven to cool, with the door slightly ajar.
  7. Top with whipped cream and your choice of toppings, such as fresh fruit, chocolate, or mint.

Notes

Pavlova work best with fresh eggs, taking care not to get any yolk or shell in your egg white mixture. Ensure you beat your egg whites until they are stiff, making it essential you use an electric mixer.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 86Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 28mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 0gSugar: 20gProtein: 2g

These figures are provided as an approximate guide only.

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If you are looking for another super indulgent treat, how about a Turkish delight chocolate slice? Or perhaps a Nutella mug cake is more your style.

What is your favourite dessert?

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