Perfect Pavlova

Who said homemade pavlova was difficult?  This no fail recipe has a crispy outer and a fluffy inner, and best of all it's gluten free so no-one has to miss out.  This Christmas, make your own pavlova, top with lashings of cream and summer berries then just sit back and wait for the compliments!    

Golden Rule: don't ever be tempted to open the oven door until it is completely cold!

Perfect Pavlova (Gluten Free!!!)

6 Egg Whites
1 3/4 cups caster sugar 1 tsp malt vinegar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp gluten free cornfour
1 tbsp boiling water

Preheat oven to 100 C. Place all ingredients in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat for 15 minutes until smooth, glossy and when you rub a little mixture between your thumb and index fnger you cannot feel grains of sugar.

Draw a 24 cm circle on a sheet of baking paper – easiest to draw round the edge of a cake pan. Place the baking paper on an oven tray and pile the mixture into the circle, smoothing edges. Bake for 1 1/4 hours and then turn off the oven and allow to sit in the oven with the door closed for at least another hour or until the oven is cold.

Decorate with Fresh Cream and Summer Berries