Strawberry pavlova roll

This incredibly easy dessert is a favourite among the young and the old - fresh, local strawberries, fresh cream and soft marshmallowy meringue. The best part is you can cover up any little breakages with icing sugar so it doesn’t need to be perfect. Get the Preca sisters recipe here. 

Strawberry pavlova roll

Serves 8 


  • 4 egg whites
  • 200g caster sugar
  • Vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp corn flour
  • 300ml whipped fresh cream
  • 250g fresh strawberries
  • 100g chopped hazelnuts
  • Icing Sugar for dusting


1.Grease a baking tray and line with baking paper. Preheat oven to 160C.

2.Beat egg whites until soft peaks form and add sugar gradually and continue beating until mixture is stiff and shiny. 

3.Add vanilla essence, corn flour and lemon juice and gently fold.

4.Spread the meringue onto the baking tray and bake for 15 - 20 mins.

5.Leave to cool completely.

6.Spread the whipped cream over the meringue and top with sliced strawberries and chopped nuts.  

7.Roll up and place onto a serving dish.

8.Dust the whole roll with icing sugar and place into the fridge. 

9.Garnish with fresh strawberries.

This recipe first appeared on Gourmet Today TV, aired on TVM on 4 March, 2016.  

Want to try this delicious dish but don't want to do the cooking? The Preca sisters have put this on their specials menu for this week only at Palazzo Preca and The King's Own Band Club, both in Valletta. 

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