Swan pavlovas on raspberry purée

Swan pavlovas on raspberry purée

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  • 6
  • Medium
  • Dairy free wheat and gluten free
  • 25 minutes
  • 1 hour
  • Graham Beck Vintage Pinot Noir Rosé

“A different take on a regular pavlova, these cute meringue swans served in pools of raspberry purée add some fun to the table. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream.” - Abigail Donnelly


  • 8 free-range egg whites
  • 400 g caster sugar
  • For the raspberry purée, blend:
  • 300 g fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 2 T icing sugar
  • 1 T lemon juice

Cooking Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 110°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.

2. Beat the egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer until soft peaks form then, while beating at medium speed, add 1 T sugar at a time until all the sugar has been incorporated and you have a fluffy, stiff meringue.

3. To create the bodies of the swans, use a large serving spoon to scoop out large spoonfuls of the meringue and gently place onto the baking paper, coaxing the meringue off the spoon to create an oval-shaped dome. Make 6 bodies, giving each enough space to bake and puff slightly.

4. Place the remaining meringue in a piping bag with a 1 cm nozzle and pipe the heads and necks of the swans, creating S shapes. Make a few extra in case of breakages. Bake for 2 hours until dry and crisp.

5. When cool and ready to serve, make a small hole in the front of each swan’s body and carefully insert the neck, propping up the neck and head. Serve the swans on a pool of the raspberry purée with cream, if you like.

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Photograph: Jan Ras
Production: Abigail Donnelly
Food assistants: Cheri Kustner and Emma Nkunzana

Abigail Donnelly Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly
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