Pavlova is a light and tender dessert based on meringue. Crisp on the outside, soft on the inside and topped with fresh berries, it is a real delight and a top choice to surprise your beloved on Valentine's Day.
The cake was invented either in New Zealand or Australia in the 1920s during a Russian ballet tour. The dessert was inspired by Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, the principal artist of the famous Imperial Russian Ballet as well as Sergei Diaghilev’s legendary Ballets Russes.
While the form of the cake clearly resembles a tutu, the combination of hard cover and soft filling may well serve as a metaphor for the Russian soul.
So let's get to business!
For Pavlova cake you will need
First, let’s cook the meringue.
Now for the sauce and topping.
Your Valentine dessert is ready!
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