Gloria Hunniford

This recipe for a classic dessert by Hospice UK supporter, and broadcasting legend, Gloria Hunniford is simply a piece of pavlova perfection!

Enjoy a taste of home and raise money for Hospice UK


  • 3 egg whites
  • 174g caster sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • ½ tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 300ml double cream
  • 350g fresh fruit (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries)


  1. Preheat the oven to 150°C / 300ºF / Gas Mark 2. Draw an 18cm circle on a sheet of non-stick and place the paper marked side down on a baking sheet.
  2. Whisk the egg whites in a large bowl until stiff. Whisk in half the sugar, and then fold in the remaining sugar with the vanilla essence, vinegar and cornflour.
  3. Spread the meringue over the circle and bake for about 1 hour, until crisp and dry.
  4. Transfer to a wire rack to cool, and then peel off the paper.
  5. Whip the cream until stiff. Place meringue on a flat serving plate.

A Taste of Home dinner party couldn't be simpler

  1. Plan your menu. From savoury to sweet, share and indulge in your favourites.
  2. Invite as many people as you can cater for. Invitations can be found in our fundraising pack.
  3. Share! Let everyone know what you're doing on social media (use the hashtag #TasteofHome)
  4. Ask your guests to donate whatever they can afford for their meal, to help more families get hospice care.
  5. Send in the money you've raised - there are lots of ways to do this.
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