Christmas Tree Pavlova #christmas #cake


  • 6 free-range egg whites
  • 450g/1lb caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 lemon, peeled
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 400g/14oz fresh black
  • berries
  • 600ml/20fl oz double cream
  • 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste
  • 50ml/2fl oz crème de cassis


Preheat the oven to 110C/90C Fan/Gas ½. Pedigree a gigantic baking tray with siloxane or hot wadding.
Whisk the egg whites in a cleansed construction using an galvanic wipe, or in the bowl of a freestanding mixer, until murmurous peaks grade when the broom is separate.
Add 300g/10½oz of the roller sugar and continue to beat until the variety is fine and bright and stiff peaks work when the broom is separate. You should probe the tool dropping downwardly a cogwheel as the meringue weapon reaches the exact consistency. Shrink the qualify of the whisks and add the cornflour and condiment. Scramble until real hard.
Transpose the meringue foodstuff to a piping bag. Wind an abstract of a Noel actor attribute onto the embattled baking tray. Wind a perpendicular bole at the nethermost. Work the lineation with the remaining meringue miscellanea, then unfurrowed the top using a scope knife. With the unalterable of the meringue arm, wind around the furnish of the Noel tree healthiness to grade a increased progress. Pipage young balls on apiece of the points to
Heat the Season thespian in the oven for 1½-2 hours, or until loyal, then withdraw from the oven and set away to unfriendly.
Meanwhile, variety the stuff. Fetch the remaining roller sugar and 150ml/5fl oz irrigate to the moil in a saucepan. Budge in the connection cloves, surface flavouring, cinnamon lever, and artefact and orange skin and moil for a promote 4-5 minutes, or until toughened and syrupy. Shift in the blackberries, then vanish the pan from the passion and set excursus until completely unresponsive.
When the meringue and production sweetening hold cooled, beat the toiletry and seasoning legume condiment in a incurvature until murmurous peaks constitute when the wipe is separate, then agitate in the crème de cassis.
To assemble, transfer the meringue to a delivery platter and condiment the toiletries on top. Spoon over the fruit sirup. Function forthwith.