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Banoffee Pavlova from Cook it Slowly!

Banoffee Pavlova Suitable for freezing

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serves 6
Preparation 15 minutes
Cooking 1¼ hours
Per portion: 678 Kcal, 40g fat (26g saturated)

 

Ingredients

For the meringue

Egg whites 5

Light muscovado sugar 250g (9oz)

 

For the toffee sauce

Unsalted butter 50g (2oz)

Light muscovado sugar 110g (4oz)

Crème fraîche 200ml (7fl oz)

Vanilla extract few drops

Sea salt flakes a pinch

 

For the filling

Whipping cream 300ml (½ pint)

Icing sugar 2 tbsp

Bananas 4, ripe

Lemon ½, juice


 

Method

Preheat the oven to 140°C/120°fan/Gas 1. Line a baking sheet with baking paper.

Whisk the egg whites until stiff, then gradually whisk in the sugar, a tablespoon at a time, and continue whisking until the mixture is very thick. Spoon the mixture onto the baking paper and spread it out to a circle 20–25cm (8–10in) in diameter, hollowing it slightly in the centre.

Bake for 1¼ hours, then turn off the oven and leave the meringue in the oven to cool.

Meanwhile, make the toffee sauce: melt the butter in a saucepan, stir in the sugar and then the crème fraîche and stir over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved. Increase the heat and simmer for 5–6 minutes until slightly thickened. Remove from the heat, stir in the vanilla and salt and leave the sauce to cool completely, stirring occasionally.

Whip the cream with the icing sugar until soft peaks form. Slice the bananas and toss with the lemon juice. Put the meringue on a serving plate and fill with the cream. Top with the bananas and drizzle with sauce.

 

Cook's tip

Instead of bananas you could use chopped pears softened in a little butter.


 

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