To make the sugared rose petals, break off the petals of organic, unsprayed roses. Brush each petal with beaten egg white, then gently dredge in granulated sugar. Set on a plate or piece of greaseproof paper to dry.
Is it best to have the eggs at room temperature? - 26 Jan 2017
I made this one last weekend and it only lasted an hr in my house so I have to make one today again - 23 Aug 2013
I didn't add the sugar to the whites right away. You'll get a better rise out of your whites (& won't have to whip it as long) if you whip the whites to a soft peak first, then gradually add the sugar. I cooked mine on an aluminum baking sheet so I added 10 minutes to the cook time. I let it cool in the oven for two hours & it was still too gooey in the center. I was barely able to grab a pic before the pile of cherries I put on top, caved in the pavlova. :o( There's another recipe, on this site, that calls for the pavlova to be baked @ 300 degrees for an hour...that one worked much better for me. I'll use it again next time but thanks anyway Christina! - 14 Aug 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)