Pavlova is a true New Zealand and Australian dessert. It is made from an egg white meringue style base then recipes vary filling, size and presentation style.
There is nothing more native to New Zealand and Australia than Pavlova! This is a foolproof recipe that has withstood the test of time. See this recipe being made in Allrecipes Pavlova Video.
This impressive dessert is easy to make. Once you have prepared the meringue mixture, bake it immediately; otherwise it will collapse and begin to ‘weep’.
A crunchy meringue outside with a fluffly centre make the perfect combination. Top with fresh fruit and whipped cream.
I got this recipe from a friend when my son was in kindergarten and have been making it for years to rave reviews. It is easy and can be made to go within an hour. People are so impressed by it because it is delicious and looks great.
I like to top this pavlova with cream, kiwi fruit and strawberries but it is also good with a rhubarb compote or passionfruit.