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Poached Plum Pavlova

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Ingredients

10 Red Plums halved & stoned
250ml Shiraz Wine
half cup Water
half cup Sugar
1 Cinnamon Stick
2 pods Cardamom
2 Cloves
1 Orange Peel
4 Egg Whites
1 cup Caster Sugar
1tsp White Vinegar
1tsp Rose Water optional
1Tbsp Corn Flour
Whipped Cream

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Poached Plum Pavlova

  • Medium

Ingredients

Directions

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Steps

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THE SAUCE

Halve the plums, remove the stones and set aside

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Place the wine, water, sugar, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves and orange rind into a saucepan large enough to hold the plums

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Bring the wine to the boil while stirring until the sugar dissolves, add the plums turn the heat down and poach the plums till just tender, do not overcook, remove the plums with a slotted spoon and reduce the sauce by a third, return the plums to the sauce and chill till needed

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THE MERINGUE

Place the egg whites In a very clean glass or metal bowl, now beat the egg whites until they form soft peaks

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Very gently sprinkle the caster sugar into the egg whites one spoonful at a time and keep beating all the time until you have incorporated all the sugar and you have glossy stiff peaks

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Gently sift the cornflour on to the meringue with vinegar and rosewater, stir in gently

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Now it’s time to spread the meringue onto the baking paper, do this gently so that you don't knock out all the air and collapse your meringue

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Make a slight well in the centre to hold the fruit

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Place the meringue In the oven and bake about 70 minutes

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Turn off the oven and leave the door slightly ajar to let the meringue cool down completely

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When you are ready to serve dessert, remove the paper off the base of the meringue and place it on the serving plate

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Top with whipped cream and spoon over the plums

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Tip:
Don't stress if the meringue cracks a little as it cools, you can hid it under the cream

© jenny Morris 2015 all rights reserved

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Jenny Morris

Jenny Morris - AKA The Giggling Gourmet * - is one of SA's most-loved food personalities

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