pavlova recipe Australia Day

An Australia Day Pavlova Recipe


I started Australia Day with a breakfast on the BBQ. You can’t get more Aussie than that, can you? Well, unless you’re wearing an Akubra with corks dangling off it, in the middle of the outback. (Not sure, The Fashion Police would approve…)

Right now, I’ve got a pavlova in the oven cooling down and I might even make some lamingtons tomorrow! Honestly, I know I’ve said it before, but this is probably the easiest dessert ever. You never need to worry about presentation—in fact, it’s probably one of those desserts that the uglier it is, the better it tastes! [Insert crass joke here.]

Last week, I shared my top tips to the perfect pavlova with y’all. This week, it’s all about ‘aussie-fying’ the pav. Hamming it up! Dialing up the cheese-factor with green’n’gold. It’s the one day you can do it. Well, you should do it! So, wherever you are in the world, I hope you have a Happy Australia Day—may it be filled with lamingtons, pavlova, and some lamb on the BBQ. Anything less, would be un-Australian! Onya-mate. MC

p.s More variations on different pavlova toppings here: Stephanie Alexanders Pavlova Recipe and an easy pavlova recipe here.


You’ll need:

4 egg whites at room temperature
pinch of salt
1.25 cups of sugar
2 teaspoons cornflour
1 teaspoons white wine vinegar
A few drops of vanilla extract

To top your Australia Day Pavlova:
A bottle of cream
Kiwi fruit, mango, banana and passionfruit

[the food] How to make your pavlova recipe [/the food]

  1. Preheat oven to 140C  for a fan-forced oven
  2. Beat room temp egg whites and salt until they start to look foamy and then glossy
  3. Beat in sugar a few tablespoons at a time until stiff and really shiny (pics below)
  4. Add cornflour, vinegar and vanilla and fold very lightly with a spatula
  5. Spread onto baking paper in a circle shape about 20cms wide
  6. Make sure you make a nice smooth disc shape
  7. Carefully place in oven and reduce temperature to 110C
  8. Bake for 1.25 hours
  9. Once the oven is off, leave it to cool for 2-3 hours before opening
  10. To serve turn pavlova upside down, top with whipped cream and fruit

[the food] Green and Gold  Australia Day Pavlova [/the food]

Australia Day Pavlova

Pavlova recipe