Pink Pavlova

A pavlova never fails to seduce, the pinky hues of the rhubarb and raspberry make it as pretty as a blushing bride. Pavlovas look most impressive when they're large, perfect for a party.
Ingredients5 organic eggs whites. 230g golden caster sugar. 4 sticks of rhubarb, cut into 3 cm lengths. 50g caster sugar. 500g fresh raspberries. 80ml of sweet wine or water. 300ml double cream.
Prep Time30 Minutes
Cooking Time2 Hours
  1. Line a large baking tray with baking parchment. Preheat the oven to 110 degrees/gas mark 1/4.

  2. Put the eggs whites in a large, very clean bowl and whisk with an electric beater until opaque, verging on stiff, but still with a little wobble. Continue to whisk while adding the sugar ; the volume will continue to increase and the whites will turn glossy.

  3. Spoon the stiff, glossy mixture onto the baking tray and use a spatula to spread the mixture into a rough circle of even thickness, about 5 cm.

  4. Cook for 2 hours, then tun the oven off and leave the pavlova to cool in the oven with the door ajar.

  5. Meanwhile, place the chopped rhubarb and sugar into a small pan and cook over a low heat for 20minutes or until tender.

  6. Transfer the rhubarb to a bowl with a slotted spoon, thus leaving the juice in the pan.

  7. Add the raspberries and sweet wine, or water to the pan and cook over a low heat for 5-10 minutes. Return the rhubarb to the pan, mix and leave to cool.

  8. Whip the double cream until it has thickened slightly, but not clumpy and dry.

  9. Smother over the cooled pavlova and top with the cooled, pink hued rhubarb and raspberry and their juices.

  10. Serve in summer with a group of friends.
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