Maltesers pavlova recipe

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serves: 6 - 8
Skill: medium
Cost: cheap
Prep: 20 min
Cooking: 1 hr 40 min
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  • This simple Maltesers pavlova is a great showstopper that is cheap to make and is full of rich chocolaty flavours. It’s a delicious meringue recipe! Everyone loves a pavlova. Traditionally they’re made with fruit, but we’ve been naughty and made ours with chocolate meringue, white chocolate cream and Maltesers – a perfect and delicious combination that both kids and adults will love. The meringue can be made ahead and will keep for a few days in an airtight container, so it’s great if you’ve got a big event coming up that you want to prep in advance for. Assemble the pavlova up to an hour before serving so it can set. A showstopper of a dessert that would complete any dinner party or special occasion, your guests will be really impressed with this one! This recipe serves 6-8 people and will take 2hrs to make and bake – it’s well worth the wait!

    Ingredients

    • For meringue:
    • 4 large egg whites
    • 240g caster sugar
    • 25g cocoa powder, sieved
    • For the topping:
    • 284ml pot of double cream
    • 100g white chocolate
    • 37g bag Maltesers
    • Chocolate shavings

    Method

    • To make your pavlova, preheat oven to 140°C/275°F/Gas Mark 2

    • Line a baking tray with parchment. Draw a 20cm circle on the parchment.

    • Whisk the egg whites and sugar together with an electric whisk until stiff peaks form.

    • Gently stir in the sifted cocoa.

    • Spoon the meringue mixture onto the circle on the baking parchment, making an indent in the centre. Bake for 1 hr 30 mins.

    • For the topping, melt the chocolate and leave it to cool for 10 mins.

    • Whip the cream until it holds its shape, then gently stir through the melted chocolate.

    • Pile the meringues with white chocolate cream, maltesers and chocolate shavings.

    Top tip for making Maltesers pavlova

    Try using a vegetable peeler to create chocolate shavings from your favourite bar.

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