Last year November my brother was married to a beautiful woman by the name of Evette. Not only is she very pretty but she's a total riot too! (Its just egg on bread, Goosie, just egg on bread! :P). I have really been blessed with my new sister and have even had the honour of making mini pavlovas with her. Nothing is more crazy fun than baking with your sister, especially if your sister is as special as mine :)
Just for some general knowledge (heaven knows we can never have enough of that), Pavlova is a meringue based dessert typically garnished with strawberries, passion fruit, kiwi fruit and cream. It originated in New Zealand and Australia and it was named after the famous russian ballet dancer, Anna Pavlova, in honour of one of her tours to Aussie and New Zealand in the 1920's. Guess she really must've made quite a sweet impression on the Head Chef!! :P
Now just so that I redeem myself a bit in the eyes of my fabulous public, here is an easy meringue recipe (although I promise not to tell if you store-buy your meringue shells too *wink)
*cool tip: meringues can be stored in an air tight container for up to 3 to 4 weeks, or so I've heard because there's never any left for me to test that theory*
Well I've never met Anna Pavlova but I thank her generously for impressing the Head Chef enough to fashion this dessert, I LOVE IT!!
Happy baking peeps!