What’s soft in the centre, crunchy on the edges and topped with colourful fruit? The perfect light summer meringue dessert, the Australian Pavlova.
It only takes a handful of ingredients, whipped cream and some fresh fruit to create the perfect light summer dessert. The fruit should be a combination of sweet and tart flavours for best results.
It is named in honour of the Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova (1881-1931) who toured both Australia and New Zealand back in the late 1920s. She was an amazing dancer who inspired and thrilled people everywhere.
Who created the first Pavlova?
Aussies & New Zealanders both claim that honour. However, there are no clear records that give the exact date it was created. And we’re sticking to that story!
You can buy the Pavlova base in Australia at grocery stores and add the finishing touches. Its complete is sold as well if don’t want to make it yourself.