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Strawberry almond pavlova

Strawberry almond pavlova

The great joy of this pudding is that you can make the meringue base days beforehand and store them in an airtight container. You can assemble the pavlova just minutes before serving, so that you feel relaxed and stress-free when bringing them to the table. In order for meringues to be successful they need to be completely dry, light, crisp on the outside and soft on the inside.

  • Preparation: 20 mins
  • Cooking: 120 mins
  • Serves: 4

What you need:

  • 3 egg whites
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 250 ml double cream
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 250g Sweet Eve strawberries
  • 100g toasted almond flakes

What you do:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 140°C. Grease and line a baking tray with baking parchment.
  2. Whisk the egg whites in a very clean bowl till stiff. Add the sugar, very slowly, until it is fully mixed in.
  3. Pipe the meringue mixture either in a large circle or two heart shapes on the baking tray. Bake in the oven for approximately one hour, then switch the oven off and leave the meringue in the oven till cool.
  4. Whip the double cream with the icing sugar and the vanilla. Hull the strawberries and slice them into small pieces.
  5. Serve the pavlova on a round platter with the cream on top and decorate with the strawberry pieces and the toasted almond flakes. If you have made two heart shapes you can divide the whipped cream and strawberries into two portions, using one to sandwich the hearts together and the remaining portion on top.
  6. Decorate with toasted almond flakes.

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Sweet Eve Strawberries

Sweet Eve Strawberries

Sweet, juicy and plump, British strawberries are undeniably the taste of a good summer. Sweet Eve is a new variety of British strawberry. Packed with sweetness and flavour Sweet Eve is in season from June until October and it tastes like strawberries used to taste.

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