Martha Huntley’s Pavlova

4 egg whites
1 pinch salt
1 cup castor sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 tsp cornflower
1 tsp vinegar

Preheat oven to 150ºC. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gradually add the sugar beating all the time… MOST IMPORTANT: make sure sugar is totally dissolved. Lightly fold the cornstarch, vinegar and essence into the mix. Turn the mixture out into the centre of a round baking tray lined with baking paper. Shape into a circle (away from the sides of the tray). Turn oven down to 140ºC and bake for 15 minutes, then turn oven down to 120ºC and bake for a further 1 1/4 hours. Let it cool in the oven overnight. Top with fresh whipped cream, strawberries and kiwifruit.