A classic Aussie pavlova with a twist 75



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Love pavlova but don’t want to make a whole cake?

These little pavlova nests are the perfect treat – they’re easy to make and a beautiful Australian dessert.


  • 4 egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 300 ml cream, whipped
  • 1 punnet strawberries, hulled and
  • sliced, or 4 kiwi fruit, peeled and
  • sliced, or pulp of 5 passionfruits


  1. Preheat the oven to 130°C. Line two baking trays with baking paper. Trace 8 circles 11 cm in diameter onto the baking paper.
  2. Beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until soft peaks are formed. Add the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating constantly, until thick and glossy.
  3. Lastly, fold in the vinegar and vanilla. Spoon or pipe the meringue onto the circles on the prepared trays. Using a spoon, make an indent in the top of each meringue. Bake for 30 minutes. Turn the oven off and leave the meringues in the oven until completely cooled. Store in airtight containers until ready to use.
  4. When ready to serve, place a dollop of cream into the centre of each meringue and top with fruit.

Do you love Pavlovas? What fruit toppings do you love most?

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  1. It ain’t an Ozzie dessert!

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  2. Thank you for the recipe for lil pavlovas. My fav topping you ask? Good whipped cream, bananas, blueberries, strawberries and raspberries.

  3. Pavlova is the greatest Ozzie invention( I know,I know,waiting for the Kiwi claim) now with these little nests,just maybe I could have an half a one!

  4. there is a big retired community in Port Stephens and Newcastle N.S.W. would be lovely to get the coffee get together. I do this on a regular basis with my over 60 friends … we have lot of laughter and things in common…would be nice xxxx

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