Patriotic Pavlova with strawberries and blueberries shaped to form the Union Jack flag

Patriotic Pavlova

Patriotic Pavlova is the third of my coronation bakes following my King Charles’ Scones and Queen Elizabeth’s Chocolate Biscuit Cake.

Patriotic Pavlova is simply a red, white and blue flag shaped pavlova with a Union Jack made up of strawberries, blueberries and whipped cream!

Patriotic Pavlova

Recipe by Scones Plus More Course: DessertCuisine: Australia, New ZealandDifficulty: Easy


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  • 5 egg whites from large eggs

  • 10 ounces / 285 grams / 1 ¼ cups caster sugar

  • 1 pint / 475 grams / 2 cups double cream

  • 2 tablespoons of icing sugar

  • 1 pound 4 ounces / 570 grams / 2 ½ cups strawberries

  • 8 ounces / 225 grams / 1 cup blueberries


  • Pre-heat the oven to 150°C / 130°C Fan / 300°F / Gas Mark 2.
  • Line a baking tray with baking parchment and mark a rectangle approximately 7 inches x 11 inches on it.
  • Whisk the egg whites until stiff.
  • Add the sugar gradually, one tablespoon at a time, whisking well between each addition.
  • When all the sugar has been added continue whisking for a few minutes. Then rub a little of the meringue between your fingers – if it feels gritty the sugar hasn’t completely dissolved so continue whisking and testing until it feels smooth.
  • Spread a layer of meringue over your marked rectangle and then put spoonfuls all around the edge.
  • Smooth out the meringue until you have a rectangular shape with a hollowed out centre and outer walls.
  • Cook in the pre-heated oven for 1 hour, then turn the oven off and leave the pavlova in the oven until cold.
  • Whip the cream with the icing sugar until stiff.
  • Remove the pavlova from the baking parchment onto a serving plate.
  • Use the rectangle you marked on the baking parchment to plan out your Union Jack.
  • Halve some of the strawberries and use them to make the red crosses on the flag. The central cross is thicker so use 2 strawberry halves for the width. The diagonal crosses need only one strawberry width. Fill in the blue part of the flag with blueberries.
  • Now slice up the remaining strawberries.
  • Put a layer of whipped cream into the pavlova and top with the sliced strawberries and remaining blueberries.
  • Cover the fruit with another layer of whipped cream, spreading it completely over the top edges of the pavlova.
  • Now transfer the fruit arranged on the baking parchment and arrange your Union Jack on top of the cream – the cream becoming the white portion of the flag.
  • Chill for at least half an hour before serving.
  • Store any leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Coronation Bakes

I do hope you enjoy your coronation celebrations. If you try any of my coronation recipes – King Charles’ Scones, Patriotic Pavlova or Queen Elizabeth’s Chocolate Biscuit Cake – I would love to hear from you via the comments here or please post a photo on Instagram and tag me in (@sconesplusmore)

Until next time Happy Baking!


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