Merry berry pavlova recipe

Sweet and fluffy like an enormous marshmallow meringue pillow,  snow covered with juicy berries - this pavlova is a holiday time classic

Serves: 12

Time to make: Prep 20 min, Cook 1 hr 30 min

Ingredients:

  • 6 egg whites
  • 225g castor sugar, plus 2tbsp extra
  • 1tsp white wine vinegar
  • 2tsp corn flour
  • 2tsp vanilla extract
  • 125g low fat cream cheese
  • 170g tub fat-free plain yogurt
  • 250g raspberries
  • 125g blueberries
  • 250g strawberries, halved

Method:

Heat the oven to 120°C/fan 100°C/gas ½. Grease and line a large baking sheet with baking paper.

Beat the egg whites with an electric hand mixer until soft peaks form. Add the 225g sugar, 1tbsp at a time, beating until it dissolves and the mixture is stiff and glossy. Add the vinegar, corn flour and vanilla extract, then beat for another 30 sec or until the mixture combines.

Spoon the meringue on to the baking sheet, then spread out to a 23cm diameter circle. Bring the sides up with a spatula to create a wall. Bake for 1 ½ hour or until just firm to touch. Turn off the oven and open the door slightly, leaving the meringue inside to cool.

Whisk the cream cheese until smooth, then whisk in the yogurt.

Put half the raspberries and the remaining 2tbsp sugar in a food processor and blend until smooth. Pass the sauce through a fine sieve to remove the seeds.

Put the cooled meringue on a cake stand or serving plate. Top with the ricotta mixture, scatter over the remaining berries and drizzle over the raspberry sauce.

Source: http://www.healthyfood.co.uk

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