Lemon curd pavlova

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup (220g) caster sugar
  • 40g butter, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon rind
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup (25g) flaked almonds, lightly toasted

METHOD

Step 1

Preheat oven to 150°C. Line a baking tray with nonstick baking paper. Use an electric beater to beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add 3/4 cup of the sugar and beat until the mixture is thick and glossy and the sugar has dissolved.

Step 2

Spoon onto the baking tray and spread out to a 15cm round. Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 120°C and bake a further 45 minutes. Turn off the oven and leave in the oven to cool completely.

Step 3

Meanwhile, place the egg yolks, butter, lemon rind, lemon juice and remaining sugar into a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Stir constantly for about 10 minutes, until thickened. Transfer to a separate bowl and cool completely.

Step 4

Spread the lemon curd over the top of the pavlova, then scatter almonds over the top.