AT A GLANCE
Mangoes are an Aussie Christmas table must-have. Here they crown a lime-scented pavlova piled high with a feather-light passonfruit curd.
|01||Preheat oven to 150°C. Trace a 20cm-diameter round on a piece of baking paper and place pencil-side down on a lightly oiled oven tray. Whisk eggwhites and a pinch of salt in an electric mixer to soft peaks (4-5 minutes). With motor running, gradually add sugar and whisk until firm and glossy (2-3 minutes). Whisk in vinegar and vanilla, fold in cornflour and rind, and pile onto the tray within the circle, forming peaks and swirls. Place in oven, reduce oven to 120°C, and bake until crisp but not coloured (1½-1¾ hours). Turn off heat and cool completely in oven with door closed (at least 6 hours or overnight). Pavlova will keep in an airtight container for a day.|
|02||Meanwhile, for passionfruit curd, whisk passionfruit juice, lime rind and juice, yolks and sugar in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water until thick and pale (10-15 minutes), then remove from heat. Squeeze excess water from gelatine, whisk into passionfruit mixture, then whisk in butter, a little at a time until all incorporated. Refrigerate until chilled and set (3-4 hours). Curd will keep refrigerated in an airtight container for 5 days. Whisk to loosen slightly just before serving.|
|03||Whisk cream and crème fraîche to soft peaks in a bowl. Spread passionfruit curd over pavlova, top with cream, sliced mango and passionfruit pulp, scatter with extra lime rind and serve.|