Pavlova roulade

Home & Garden 01/09/2018
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Continuing Lynda Hallinan's kiwi kai theme. If pavlova is pudding, then the pavlova roulade is definitely a dessert.

Get a bit posh - add coconut, brown sugar instead of caster sugar, grate white chocolate over the top or add a splash of brandy or orange liqueur to the cream as you beat it.

Also known as a rolled meringue, this roulade recipe comes from Tony Astle’s grandmother’s 1932 Otago Women’s League Cookbook.

Ingredients & Method:

Beat 5 egg whites until stiff, then pour in 1 cup caster sugar, a splash of vanilla essence, ½ teaspoon white vinegar and 1½ teaspoons cornflour.

Beat until glossy, spread into a sponge roll tin lined with baking paper and bake for exactly 12 minutes at 180ºC.

When cool, remove from tin, flip upside down onto a clean tea towel, peel off the baking paper, slather with whipped cream and fresh berries and roll up.

Even better with lemon or lime curd, or passionfruit pulp.  

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