Spiced pavlova with plums and cherries recipe on The Hairy Bikers Comfort Food series

Si and Dave served up a delicious spiced pavlova with plums and cherries dessert on The Hairy Bikers Comfort Food series.

The duo says: “The plums are cooked for a short time to keep their shape. But they could also be cooked for much longer if you prefer to make more of a compôte for this spicy late summer dessert.”

The ingredients are: For the pavlova, 5 free-range egg whites, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 250g caster sugar and 1 tsp white wine vinegar.

For the cherries: 100g dried cherries and 100ml kirsch.

For the spiced plums: 200ml red wine, 1 orange, juice only, 75g light brown sugar, 1 cinnamon stick, few cardamom pods, lightly crushed, few allspice berries, lightly crushed, 1 piece pared orange zest, 8 ripe plums, stoned and quartered.

To assemble: 300ml double or whipping cream, whipped, 1 tbsp icing sugar and ½ tsp cinnamon (optional).