Traditional Pavlova

         Yield: 6 Servings
Categories: Desserts

4 Egg whites 1/4 ts Salt 2 ts Lemon juice 1 ts Vanilla extract 4 ts Cornstarch 1 c Sugar 2 c Whipping cream kiwifruit strawberries papaya Or other fresh fruit in season Place egg whites and salt in large bowl; beat until loose and frothy. Add lemon juice, vanilla, cornstarch and continue beating. As you beat, gradually add sugar. Beat until stiff but notdry. Trace a circle the disired size on parchment paper and place on a cookie sheet. Pile the mmeringue into circle, making an indentation in the center. Preheat oven to 225F. Bake about 1-1/4 hours. Turn off oven and open door. Leave Pavlova in oven for another 1/2 hour. Take out before it turns brown. Cool completely and remove paper. Place on serving plate and decorate indentation with whipped cream and desired fruit pieces. Makes 6 servings. Origin: Appeal (quarterly publication) Shared by: Sharon Stevens.