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fig & honey pavlova

Fig & Honey Pavlova

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings: 6 people

Don't you just love the smell of a fresh pavlova? The perfectly crunchy outside followed by the foamy and chewy inside is the best combination and for this Thermomix recipe I have chosen a fig & honey topping that is so refreshing and ideal after a heavy meal.

You can pipe the meringue or just spoon it on and use a small spatula to create a lovely shape. It is totally up to you and your creativity.

Ingredients

  • 5 large egg whites
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 350 g caster sugar
  • 20 g white wine vinegar
  • 20 g cornflour
  • 100 g Greek style yoghurt
  • 6 figs quartered
  • 50 g honey
  • 1/2 pomegranate seeds only

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 120°C / 100°C Fan / Gas Mark Take a 25cm plate and place it upside down onto a piece of greaseproof paper. Using a pen, mark around the edge of the plate to make an indication the circle. Remove the plate and place the marked paper onto a large baking tray.

  2. In a small bowl, weigh the caster sugar on top of the mixing bowl and set aside.

  3. Insert the butterfly whisk attachment. Add the egg whites and cream of tartar to the mixing bowl. Whisk 4 Min. / 37°C / Speed 3.5. Scrape down using your spatula.

  4. Mix again 5 Min. / 37°C / Speed 3.5. While whisking, slowly add the caster sugar through the lid teaspoon by teaspoon. Leave some time in between adding it. Switch the temperature off after about 3 minutes and if you find that after 5 minutes you are not done with the sugar, simply keep going a little longer rather than rushing the sugar. The mixture will be very thick and super high almost to the top of the mixing bowl. Don't worry, it will not overflow but you have to occasionally stop the machine and help with your spatula.

  5. Add the vinegar and corn flour through the lid and mix again 40 Sec. / Speed 3.

  6. Spread half the mixture onto the prepared tray filing the circle. Fill the other half of the mixture into a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle. Pipe little easter nests on top of the meringue to fill the entire space. Pipe one border around the meringue and place in the oven.

  7. Bake for 1 1/2 hours. Turn off the oven and leave the pavlova to cool in the oven first for at least 30 minutes, then open the oven door and leave to cool for another 30 minutes.

  8. Remove from the oven and cool on a wired cooling rack.

  9. To decorate, place the yoghurt on the cooled pavlova, followed by the figs, honey and pomegranate. Serve immediately.

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5 Comments

  1. Lydia on May 18, 2019 at 2:54 am

    Hi Sophia, can you tell me why my pav had no height?
    I followed your instructions and watched your video but it wasn’t anywhere near as stiff as your one.
    Its only about 1.5 inches high and just spreads out 😔
    Thank you
    Lydia

    • Sophia H Sophia H on May 23, 2019 at 8:07 am

      Hi Lydia, this might be because you either added the sugar too fast and it started collapsing or the egg whites were possibly not stiff enough yet before adding the sugar. These are the options. It can sometimes happen, what I would suggest in that case is that you add the sugar much slower next time and also switch off the temperature so that it won’t also heat up the eggs and increase the chance of collapsing. x

  2. Toni Fisher on May 26, 2019 at 6:06 am

    Hi there Sophie!
    I also found the meringue quite runny.
    I was panicking as I added the sugar trying to add it before
    the 5 minutes was up! I managed just in time.
    So maybe I should turn the temperature off half way through?
    Thanks, Toni

    • Sophia H Sophia H on May 30, 2019 at 2:12 pm

      Hi Toni, That sounds like possibly the sugar was added too fast which makes the meringue runny very quickly. I would try and turn the temperature off after a while and also adding sugar very very slowly 🙂 I know it is boring but it really does make a difference. x

  3. Kate Berkey on May 31, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    I was looking for a pavlova recipe for the whole family and I stumbled on this article. I read and followed the instructions carefully and I made it deliciously! Every member of my family is so happy! Thanks for this!

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