Summer berry pavlova

Sunday lunches with family? Learning to cook with grandma? Dad’s famous cakes? Often the food we love comes attached to precious memories with family and friends.

This March, our beneficiary Hospice UK, are bringing communities together and raising vital funds with their Taste of Home dinner parties – and it couldn’t be simpler to get involved. All you need to do is gather friends, family or colleagues, and share your favourite recipes.

For this month’s recipe, Hospice UK ambassador, Gloria Hunniford, shares her #TasteOfHome – a delicious, summer berry pavlova.



  1. Preheat the oven to 150°C / 300ºF / Gas Mark 2. Draw an 18cm circle on a sheet of non-stick and place the paper marked side down on a baking sheet.
  2. Whisk the egg whites in a large bowl until stiff. Whisk in half the sugar, and then fold in the remaining sugar with the vanilla essence, vinegar and cornflour.
  3. Spread the meringue over the circle and bake for about 1 hour, until crisp and dry.
  4. Transfer to a wire rack to cool, and then peel off the paper.
  5. Whip the cream until stiff. Place meringue on a flat serving plate.

Taste of Home is part of Hospice UK’s campaign, Open Up Hospice Care.

Hospice care is so much more than a building where you go to die – most hospice care happens at home and in the community. Hospice UK believes it’s vital that every family in need is offered expert and compassionate support because when someone is cared for at the end of their life, there’s only one chance to get it right.

Visit Hospice UK’s website to find out more and learn how you can get involved.



  • 3 egg whites
  • 174g caster sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • ½ tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 300ml double cream
  • 350g fresh fruit (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries)


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