I love this pav although the purists will probably be horrified. It's super quick and tastes fab. This microwave recipe gives you a sweet marshmallow type of flat round pav that you can cover in cream and fruit and then roll up. My family love it as an occasional weeknight pudding treat.
¼ cup cinnamon sugar or crushed nuts
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon white vinegar
4 egg whites
¾ cup of caster sugar
Firstly you need to take some baking paper and shape it to fit in your microwave. Take the glass tray out of your microwave and use it as a template. You don’t have to, it just makes it easier to ensure the baking paper is going to fit.
Cover the baking paper with a layer of crushed nuts or cinnamon sugar. Put this aside whilst you make the pav. Using an electric beater, whip the egg whites until light and fluffy.
Now add the caster sugar, vinegar and vanilla extract. Whip until it forms stiff peaks. This will take a few minutes and when you mix it, it should retain it’s shape. Once it's firm you can spoon the mixture onto the cinnamon sugar or crushed nut covered baking paper.
Plop the mixture into blobs linked up all over the baking paper and then with the back of your spoon, smooth it out as best you can. Be gentle so as to not disturb the sugar/nuts too much. I does not have to be perfect, just roughly smooth.
Now put in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes on high. It should look light and fluffy and feel like soft marshmallow.
Cool the pavlova in the microwave with the door open to stop condensation forming that will spoil your pav.
When you're ready to serve up whip some cream. Spread this all over the pav and then lightly cover with the fruit of your choice. We use a mix of berries or strawberries and passionfruit.
Gently roll it up into a roll. We always serve it with extra fruit and cream or ice cream. Cut into about 8 slices, this is enough for 4 or 5 greedy people.