Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 0 mins

A true blue Aussie dessert, through and through! From Australian Women's Weekly Dinner Party Cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form, gradually add sugar, beating well after each adition until all sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add vanilla and vinegar, beat further 1 minute.
  3. Spread meringue in greased, lined 28cm x 18 cm lamington tin which has been lightly dusted with cornflour.
  4. Bring paper over sides of tin so it is easy to remove slice when cooked.
  5. Bake in slow oven 45 minutes or until meringue is crisp and has a hard shell.
  6. Lift out carefully onto wire rack to cool.
  7. Trim edges with sharp knife.
  8. Beat one carton of cream until soft peaks form, spread cream over top of meringue.
  9. Peel bananas, cut into diagonal slices, put into lemon juice to keep their colour.
  10. Hull strawberries, cut in half.
  11. Peel kiwi fruit, cut in slices.
  12. Remove pulp from passionfruit.
  13. Heat strawberry jam in small saucepan, push through sieve to remove seeds, brush jam over strawberry halves to glaze.
  14. Arrange banana slices, strawberries and kiwi fruit decoratively on top of pavlova.
  15. Spoon passionfruit pulp over bananas.
  16. Whip remaining cream, pipe decoratively around edge of pavlova.
Most Helpful

I do this one as a cake and I find it works better when the eggs are at room temperature. Over the years I've tried dozens of Pav recipies, and this one really is the best - My mother has been using this recipie for meringues since I was a little girl!! 5 stars!!!

ilovenigella August 21, 2008

Great pav -- pavlova, that is. I took a shortcut. Made it for a teenage gathering and topped it with toasted almonds only. I was surprised by how many said they hadn't had pavlova in ages. Good grief, these are Aussies. and should have it all the time. They loved it. Me, too. Made for Zaar World Tour. Thanks Sussan.

Leggy Peggy May 26, 2007

Wanting to make this for some time now, and after watching Geoffry Rush on television last week it all the more enticed me. So picking out your recipe to try, I went to work, which is no work at all making this dessert. Took a little over one hour to bake up at 300 degrees, I let it cool completely and placed in a tin for overnight keeping. Next day whipped up some Nutri Whip and used also 3 bananas, 2 kiwi, and just a few tablespoons of passionfruit from a can. Next time hopefully I will be able to get fresher fruits...everyone enjoyed their late afternoon tea today that is for sure. Thanks for the recipe. Oh ad I have seen recipes that have a teaspoon cornstarch along with the vinegar, and next time I am going to add that to see what it does in your recipe. Again thanks for the lovely dessert.

andypandy May 26, 2007