Ingredients

  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 tblsp shamrock cornflour
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 4 tblsp boiling water
  • 350 g /12oz sugar
  • to decorate
  • 300 ml / 1/2 pint cream

Method

  • Put all the ingredients into a bowl and beat until thick. Shape meringue into a ring on baking parchment.
  • Bake in preheated oven at 120°C (250°F/Gas Mark ½) for 1 hour.
  • Reduce heat to 110°C (225°F/Gas Mark ¼) for a further 30 minutes.
  • Allow to cool. Place on serving dish and fill with whipped cream and fruit of your choice.