Chef David Bondarchuck from Scratch Catering Services shows us how to make Strawberry Pavlova.
What you Need
6 Large Egg Whites
1 &1/2 Granulated Sugar
1 Vanilla Bean Scrapped
2 teaspoons Corn Starch
1 pound Fresh Strawberries, green tops removed and sliced in half or smaller depending on original size of strawberries
1/2 cup granulated sugar
What to Do
Over a ban Marie, combine egg whites, and 1 & 1/2 cups of sugar, in a bowl over simmering water, whisk until sugar is dissolved, remove pot from atop simmering water, then place in a electric mixer, and whip until stiff. Add Corn Starch, and scrapped vanilla bean, and continue to whip the mixture.
Remove from mixer, and place meringue into a piping bag fitted with a large round tip.
Pipe the meringue on parchment lined baking sheet, in a circular pattern. leaving no holes or gaps. (Pipe the Meringue in a 9-10 inch circle)
Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour and allow to cool.
Meanwhile: In a separate bowl, toss strawberries with sugar and allow to sit, natural juices will form and sugar will dissolve.
In a bowl: whip 3 cups of Heavy Cream, 2 cups of powdered sugar, and a scrapped vanilla bean. whip until soft peaks form.
To assemble, Place baked meringue atop a cake stand, top with whipped cream, and then add strawberries, dust with powdered sugar if desired and serve immediately. Enjoy!