(Serves 10)

6          large egg whites

375 g   castor sugar

5 ml     vanilla

30 ml   white wine vinegar

40 ml   corn flour


250 g   double thick cream

250 ml whipping cream

60 ml   icing sugar

5 ml     vanilla

5          nectarines, washed, unpeeled, stoned and cut into slices/wedges

200 g   raspberries

60 ml   passionfruit curd

50 g     toasted flaked almonds

            fresh thyme

            icing sugar for dusting


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a baking tray (35 cm X 30 cm) with baking paper (paper must rise at least 2 cm over the sides of the tray)
  • Beat the egg whites to the soft peak stage and start to add the castor sugar gradually to the egg whites whilst beating on high speed to make a glossy meringue.
  • Add the vanilla, vinegar and corn flour and whisk for another minute
  • Spoon into the prepared tray – use a spatula to spread it out evenly
  • Reduce the oven temperature to 140°C and bake for 35 minutes until a pale golden brown and crusty on top
  • Cool in the tray
  • Beat the cream and the icing sugar till stiff
  • Place a clean towel flat on the surface of the pavlova and invert quickly on to the working surface. (crisp meringue is now facing down). Lift the tray and peel off the paper.
  • Cover generously with most of the cream, top with most of the peach slices, raspberries, toasted flaked almonds and a drizzle of the passionfruit curd.
  • TO ROLL THE MERINGUE: Use the tea towel to assist you, roll up to make a log
  • Pipe or spoon the rest of the cream on top of the log and garnish with the rest of the fruit, passionfruit curd and fresh thyme
  • Dust with icing sugar.
  • This can be stored in the fridge for several hours and taste just as good the next day. You can also baked the meringue a few hours before you finish off the pavlova roll.




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