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Friday 19 September 2014

Recipe: Brown sugar pavlova with lime and coconut cream topped with tropical fruits

Brown sugar pavlova with|lime and coconut cream topped with tropical fruits

Summer may have been a washout so far, but you can still inject some sunshine into your food with these great recipes from Bottlegreen

Laden with tropical fruits, oozing with lime and coconut cream, this spectacular dessert is perfect for summer parties

What you'll need

5 egg whites

275g light brown muscovado sugar

300ml double cream

8 tbsps Bottlegreen lime and coconut cordial

Selection of tropical fruits, such as mango, papaya, passion fruit and kiwi

SERVES 8

Pre-heat oven to 140°C/gas 1/275°F. Line a large baking tray with non-stick baking paper.

Whisk the egg whites in a large bowl until stiff, gradually add the sugar, continue to whisk until incorporated and very stiff. Pile the meringue into the centre of the lined baking tray, spread to approx. 25cm, swirling the meringue into peaks, make a dip in the centre with the back of a spoon.

Cook in the oven for approximately 1hr 20mins, until firm to the touch, but reduce the heat a little if the meringue begins to brown too much. Turn the oven off and allow to cool in the oven.

Place 6 tbsps of the Bottlegreen lime and coconut cordial into a small saucepan, bring to the boil and simmer until it has reduced a little and is syrupy, then cool.

Whisk the cream and the remaining cordial until standing in soft peaks. Prepare the fruits, spoon the cream into the centre of the pavlova, arrange the fruits on top, drizzle over the cooled syrup and serve cut into slices.

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