• 4 eggs, separated
  • ¼ tsp cream of tartar
  • 225g white caster sugar, plus 3 tbsp
  • 400g strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 150ml double cream
  • ½ tsp rosewater
  • 250ml lighter crème fraîche


  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 140°C/fan 120°C/gas mark 1. In a clean, dry, food mixer bowl, add the egg whites and cream of tartar. Begin to whisk on low, building up to medium as the egg whites increase in volume and become stiff.

  2. 2

    Add the 225g sugar in four batches, whisking thoroughly after each addition. Stop when the mixture is thick, glossy and stands at a peak.  

  3. 3

    On a large parchment-lined baking tray, spread the meringue mixture into a circle measuring 20cm in diameter. Bake for 1 hour then turn off the oven, leaving the door closed, and leave for at least 3 hours until completely cool.  

  4. 4

    In a small saucepan, add 2 tbsp sugar and 50ml water and simmer on a low heat for 5 minutes to dissolve. Take off the heat and allow to cool, then blitz with a third of the strawberries until smooth. Pass through a sieve to make a smooth coulis and set aside.

  5. 5

    Beat the remaining 1 tbsp sugar with the double cream and rosewater until thickened, then fold in the crème fraîche. Pile on top of the pavlova, arrange the remaining strawberries on top and drizzle with the coulis.

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 1256kj 300kcal 15%
  • Fat 13.8g 20%
  • Saturates 8.7g 44%
  • Sugars 39.8g 44%
  • Salt 0.14g 2%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 825kj/197kcal

Each serving provides

40.2g carbohydrate 0.7g fibre 3.5g protein

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