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New Zealand's national dessert.
  1. 4 egg whites
  2. 1 cup granulated sugar 250 mL
  3. 1⁄2 tsp vanilla extract 2 mL
  4. 1 tsp vinegar 5 mL
  5. 2 cups whipping (35%) cream 500 mL
  6. Fresh fruit: kiwi, blueberries and strawberries are perfect
  7. 1⁄2 cup toasted slivered almonds 125 mL
  1. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Continue beating while adding sugar slowly, 1 tbsp (15 mL) at a time. Add vanilla and vinegar. Beat until very stiff. Place waxed or brown paper on a cookie sheet and spread mixture in a circle, slightly smaller than desired size. Bake for 1 hour at 275°F (140°C). Turn oven off and leave meringue in oven overnight to dry. Peel off paper. Top with whipped cream, fresh fruit and toasted almonds. Serves 6 to 8.
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