Australia Day Pavlova
Australia Day Pavlova

Australia Day Pavlova

Who’s up for a slice of Australia Day Pavlova?

It may be a little cliche but I’m making an “Aussie Pav” for Australia Day this year.

Berry Pavlova w Chantilly Cream

Berry Pavlova w Chantilly Cream

The truth is, I’ve never made a pavlova for Australia Day before! I wonder if that make me unAustralian??? I’ve made a lot of other delicious Australia Day Recipes which I will shared recipes for a few days ago, but never a Pav.

With this thought in mind I realised it was time to getting cracking…. hehe, cracking… like cracking eggs, okay, maybe it’s not that funny.

Australia Day Pavlova w Berries

Australia Day Pavlova w Berries

I made passionfruit curd yesterday so I had 4 eggs whites sitting around the kitchen looking lost. These little babies were destined for the Thermomix. Incase you are wondering I have never made a Thermomix pavlova before.

Queue the drumroll…”What could go wrong with that I wonder”.

Pavlova w Austalia Day Flag

Pavlova w Austalia Day Flag

Thankfully it all worked out just fine. I used my normal recipe but added the butterfly to the thermomix to whip the eggs whites. Β It worked perfectly. Maybe it’s true, the Thermomix just might be able to do everything!

If you don’t have a TM5, don’t worry, this is my standard “old school” pavlova recipe, so you make it exactly the same way but in a mixer.

Pavlova for Australia Day

Pavlova for Australia Day

The Pavlova could have been topped with cream, mango and banana and green sliced kiwi fruit with passionfruit curd piped peaks around the dessert if I was going for the Green and Gold theme. I wanted a red and blue berry theme for my Australia Day Pavolva.

Australia Day Pavlova
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: Australian
Author: Julie
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Serves: 6
Australia Day Pavlova perfect for an Australia Day BBQ. Thermomix recipe
  • Meringue
  • 4 egg whites
  • 200gm caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 TBS cornflour
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Topping
  • 500ml cream
  • 3 TBS Icing sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 punnet strawberries
  • 1 punnet raspberries
  • 1 punnet blueberries
  1. Pre-heat oven to 120 degree celsius.
  2. Place baking paper on a cookie sheet.
  3. Ensure the mixing bowl is clean and dry.
  4. Insert butterfly and leave MC off.
  5. Place egg whites in bowl and whisk for 1 minutes speed 3, until soft peaks form.
  6. Set times for 3 minutes at 40 degrees speed 3, then add the caster sugar 1Tbs at a time over the three minute period.
  7. Set timer for 2 minutes at 50 degrees speed 3, add the cornflour, vanilla and lemon juice with the whisk running and allow the machine to continue to which until the end of the 2 minutes.
  8. Pile the meringue on the prepared cookie sheet.
  9. Bake in the oven for about 1 hour or until cooked.
  10. Once cooked, turn the heat off and allow the pavlova to cool in the oven.
  1. Just before serving whip the cream with icing sugar and vanilla.
  2. Add the cream to the pavlova and top with mixed berries.

In the words of the lovely Anna from Shenannagans “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie – Oi, Oi, Oi!!”

Pavlova w Austalia Day Flag PIN

Pavlova w Austalia Day Flag PIN

This is only half the size of a usual pavlova because I only used 4 eggs. Feel free to double the recipe if you are expecting a bigger crowd at your Australia Day party.

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  1. looks amazing

  2. The perfect choice of dessert for and Australian Day lunch. That’s what I’ll be serving after we’ve enjoyed the lamb. I like your red and blue theme but I’m not sure if I’ll go for that or the mango and kiwifruit green and gold version. Decisions, decisions! xx

  3. mmm pavalova!
    How quick is it, Australia Day is already coming up! Before we know it Valentines Day, Easter and the sorts are happening just like that! πŸ™‚
    Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  4. YARM!!! Love me a good pav, although… like you, I’ve never made for Aussie day! πŸ™‚ Reckon I should tho, its such a beautiful dessert, especially with all those gorgeous berries. (I prefer the Red & blue to the Green & Gold) Thanks heaps for the shout out too, thats brilliant. I squealed when I saw my name. Teehee! Happy weekend to you, hope you having a rather relaxing one. Cheers, Anna. πŸ™‚

  5. I want this now! I didn’t have a dessert in the last few days and I deserve this ;P

  6. I’m pretty sure I could eat pavlova every day of the week. Best dessert ever because the fruit makes it healthy, right? lol

  7. Spectacular pavlova Julie, what a treat for Australia day!!

  8. I think it’s un-Australian. I’ve made pavlova for Australia Day and I’ve only been an aussie for 10 years or so. πŸ™‚ I’m glad you’re on the patriotic band wagon. I’m going to a pig roast for the holiday and maybe I should bring one of these too. Just because I’m Australian. heh

  9. Delish Julie! My family just adores pavlova, it’s one of favourite desserts in the world xox

  10. Oh gosh, I’ve completely forgotten about Australia Day! So glad you wrote about it so I can start making plans. πŸ™‚ This looks gorgeous!

  11. Wow! I love Pavlova…and the one with red berries on top. I so want this. I wouldn’t wait till Australia day to eat this:-)

  12. Perfectly done,looks gorgeous

  13. You can’t go past this classic πŸ™‚ It looks great!

  14. I’ve never made a pav but I’ve eaten quite a few. Yours looks immense and I love the styling. Pav Making is on my 101 things to do in 1001 days list and now that I’ve seen this post and how easy it is to make in the thermie, maybe I’ll be inspired to make Australia Day 2015 pav-tastic! Watch this space!

  15. The beauty of blog hopping is learning about other cultures and traditions. Thank you for the education about Pavlova as the dessert to serve for Australia Day. Bravo to your skill at building this beautiful creation…Glad to know I can replicate the recipe old school…Keep hearing you Aussies discuss the wonders of Thermomix…Sigh. Another item for the wish list =)

  16. Aussie Oui! This pavlova looks terrific ! I’ll try once to made a pavlova but it was a desaster ! Yours looks os Aussie ! πŸ˜‰

  17. Pav on Australia Day may be cliche but everyone loves it!
    I think I’m un-Australian too as I don’t recall making one for Australia Day… although I do have one prepared for a post this year πŸ˜‰

  18. Until I started blogging 4 years ago, I didn’t know this dessert before. Since then I learned about pavlova and I can’t wait to try it next. Every year I’m so inspired to try and time passes by. Hope I will make it this year!

  19. A beautiful Pavlova. I’ve always enjoyed how beautiful it looks and most of all how yummy it is. I really like how well you’ve decorated it. A perfect way to celebrate.

  20. umm pavlovas are my kryptonite – if I bake it I can demolish 3/4 of it by myself haha. Much better to bring to Australia Day and share it around πŸ˜€ Your pavlova looks so pretty and the crust looks super crunchy (my kind of pavlova~)

  21. My family adores pavlova! Yours looks amazing topped with those gorgeous berries, Julie!

  22. You make it look so easy in the Thermie….am going to give this version a whirl xx

  23. Gotta have a pav on Aussie Day! Looks fab πŸ™‚

  24. You really can’t go wrong with a pavlova on Australia Day!

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