*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                                 PAVLOVA II
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts                         Australian
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    4       lg           Egg whites
    1       c            Sugar, castor
    1       t            Cornflour
    1       t            Vinegar
    1       t            Vanilla flavour
   Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.  With an electric mixer
   beat the egg whites until soft peaks form,  then
   gradually add the sugar.  Beat until firm.
   Add the cornflour, vinegar and vanilla.  When
   combined, turn out onto a flat tray that has been
   greased and dusted with cornflour. Try a circular
   shape with slightly more mixture at the edges so that
   it may be served by placing goodies in its centre
   Cook in a pre-heated, cool (250 degrees F.) oven for
   one hour.  When cooked, turn the oven off, leave the
   oven door slightly ajar, and allow to cool slowly in
   the oven. This slow cooling works to prevent the loss
   of too much height. Serve cold, with whipped cream and
   fresh fruit pieces, strawberries and kiwi fruit for
   *  Australian meringue dessert.
   *  Cornflour is known in North America as cornstarch.
   Castor sugar is known there as granulated sugar.
   *  Make sure that you start off with a clean bowl and
   beat the egg whites well.  A bowl with smooth sides
   (glass, metal) will help the eggs to whip up. A
   plastic bowl with scratches prevents the eggs from
   attaining a very light texture. Also ensure that the
   sugar is fully dissolved before going on to the next
   step. I have never had troubles from over-whipping.
   The final texture should be meringue on the inside
   with a thin crust on the outside.
   : Difficulty:  moderate.
   : Time:  30 minutes preparation, 1 hour cooking, 1
   hour cooling. : Precision:  Measure the ingredients.
   : Alex Patison        UUCP:  {pyrcorp,sun}!pta!alex
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