MERINGUE CAKE AKA PAVLOVA WITH MIXED BERRIES
For the meringue:
4 large egg whites
200 g granulated sugar 2 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp white wine vinegar
For the filling:
400 ml whipping cream 600 g mix of your favourite berries (blackberries, blueberries, cherries, strawberries…)
3 tbsp icing sugar Preheat oven to 150ºC.
In a clean large bowl with an electric mixer beat the egg whites until soft peaks are formed, and then add sugar - a little at a time until stiff peaks form.
Fold in the cornstarch and the vinegar and whip until well blended. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. Use a plate to trace a circle on a baking paper, and then fill the circle with meringue. Make a small well in the middle ready for the filling.
Turn the heat down to 100ºC and bake for about 1 hour and 45 minutes. When done, leave the meringue in the oven to cool completely.
When you are ready to serve your pavlova, wash and drain the berries. Make the filling. Whip the chilled cream until soft peaks form. Fill the meringue with cream, spread berries on a top of cake and finally dust with icing sugar.