Slimming Recipes

SW Meringue

This Meringue recipe is perfect for baking up before friends visit. They make a great dinner party dessert if served up with low fat strawberry mousse and strawberries as an healthier version of Eton Mess.

About Time 

  • Prep Time  15 mins
  • Cook Time  1 hour
  • Total Time  1 hour 15 mins


  • 4 egg whites
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Heat the oven to 150 C/130 C fan/ gas 2.
  2. Using a pencile, mark out the circumference of a dinner plate on baking parchement.
  3. Whisk 4 egg whites with a hand mixer untill they form stiff peaks, then whisk in 250g caster sugar, 1 tbsp at time, untill the meringue looks glossy.
  4. Whisk in 1 tsp white wine vinegar, 1 tsp cornflour and 1 tsp vanilla extract.
  5. Spread the meringue inside the circle creating a crater by making the sides a little higher than the middle.
  6. Bake for 1h the turn off the heat and let the Pavlova cool completely onside the oven.

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