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Pavlova Wreath With Mascarpone Cream And Mixed Berries

By The Weekly  

December 22, 2017

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This meringue-based dessert is a light and fluffy treat with a crisp crust, topped with dollops of mascarpone cream and mixed berries.

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr
  • Yields: 8 Servings

Ingredients

4 egg whites

¾ cup caster sugar

1 tsp lemon juice

½ tsp vanilla extract

Halved strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, to serve

MASCARPONE CREAM

300 ml tub thickened cream

1 tbsp pure icing sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

250 g tube mascarpone

Directions

1Preheat oven to slow, 150 C. Line a round oven tray with baking paper. Mark out a 22-cm circle on paper. Turn over.

2In a large, clean bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form.

3Gradually add sugar, 1 tbsp at a time, beating until sugar dissolves and foam is stiff, thick and glossy. Beat in lemon juice and vanilla extract.

4Dollop mixture in rounds following circle, close together on the tray to form a wreath shape.

5Bake 20 mins. Reduce oven to very slow, 120 C. Bake a further 45 mins. Turn off oven. Allow pavlova to cool with the oven door ajar to fully dry out.

6MASCARPONE CREAM Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, using an electric mixer, beat cream, icing sugar and vanilla together until soft peaks form. Gently fold into mascarpone.

7Top wreath with dollops of mascarpone cream and mixed berries. Dust with icing sugar, if liked.

Photo: Rob Shaw/BauerSyndication.com.au