There’s no dish that evokes such delighted ‘oohs’ and ‘aahhs’ as a fruit-strewn pavlova with a gorgeously crisp and chewy base. At the same time, there’s probably no dessert that causes such anguish among cooks – a ‘pavlova fail’ is just about the saddest kitchen event ever!
A great pavlova is simple and tricky at the same time; the ingredients and method are uncomplicated but there are some key pointers to pav perfection. A super-clean mixing bowl is key – watch the video to learn how to get your bowl squeaky clean. Adding sugar slowly is also important: match my pace and your egg whites will be fluffy, sturdy and glossy all at once.