4 egg whites
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
4 tsp cornstarch
2 tsp vinegar
1 tsp vanilla
Set oven to 300 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Draw a 9 inch circle on parchment. (or bigger if you are doubling the recipe)
Beat the egg whites until they hold a stiff peak. Add the sugar 1 teaspoon at a time, beating until mixture is stiff and shiny, then beat in cornstarch, vinegar and vanilla.
Spread meringue to fit circle on the parchment hallowing out the centre slightly.
Bake for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours until meringue is lightly browned.
To serve, top with whipped cream and fresh fruit. Serve immediately.
Double the recipe to make one like above.
Here are a few tips on making the perfect Pavlova. (From Australia's Women's Weekly)