First gather your cornflowers. We grow pink and black ones as well as the traditional blue. Ensure that they are dry and free from insects and then crystallise them using gum arabic and caster sugar.
This is incredibly easy and means they'll last for months. For details on how to crystallise flowers look at our website (www.maddocksfarmorganics.co.uk).
Spread onto baking parchment and put in the oven at 120C (lower if a fan oven) or gas mark 1/2. Cook for 1 1/2 hours in the oven and then switch off the oven leaving the meringue base in the oven until it is completely cold (overnight is best).
|Easy & beautiful. Cornflower and Berry Pavlova|
Mound the cream on top of the cold meringue and add your chosen selection of berries and decorate with the crystallised cornflowers.