Pavlova nests with watermelon salad

  • 30 mins preparation
  • 2 hrs cooking
  • Serves 6
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Pavlova nests with watermelon salad
  • 1 1/2 cup low-fat greek style yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar, plus 3/4 cup extra
  • 3 egg-whites
  • 500 gram seedless watermelon, peeled, cubed
  • 250 gram punnet strawberries, hulled, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon elderflower cordial
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves


Pavlova nests with watermelon salad
  • 1
    In a large bowl, mix yoghurt and sugar together. Transfer to the centre of 40cm-square piece of muslin. Gather comers, securing into a parcel with a rubber band. Thread a wooden spoon through rubber band and hang over bowl to catch draining liquid. Chill 6 hours or overnight.
  • 2
    Preheat oven to moderate, 180°C. Line 2 oven trays with baking paper.
  • 3
    In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat egg-whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add extra sugar, beating well between each to dissolve sugar, until mixture is thick and glossy.
  • 4
    Spoon meringue mixture onto trays. Spread with back of metal spoon to make six 10cm rounds.
  • 5
    Reduce oven to very slow, 120°C. Bake nests for 1-2 hours or until dry and crisp.
  • 6
    In a bowl, combine fruit, cordial and mint. Serve nests topped with a spoonful of sweet yoghurt curd (from muslin) and fruit salad.

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