From: Victoria, Australia
ORIGINAL: castor troy
Pavlova is a traditional kiwi/Aussie desert that we have downunder on Christmas day, and this one has just come-out of the oven. It has been baked by Mrs Divepac for tomorrow, which is Christmas day down here. It will be served with strawberries along with lashings of whipped-cream, and will be guarded by Mrs Divepac all night.
pavlova sound like a Russian tennis player
Close but not quite there Castor.
The official line is that the Pavlova dessert was born in honour of the mid 1930s trip downunder by the Ballet Russes which had a Russian ballerina called Pavlova. There is however a contrary theory which posits that the receipe was published much earlier.
That picture wasnt a finished Pav, it gets smothered in cream, strawberries, kiwifruit, chocolate shavings etc etc etc.
I think a Kiwi invented a "meringue cake" which didnt quite make the grade. Then an Aussie Chef tweaked it a bit and presented it in honour of Anna Pavlova, the Russian Ballerina.
When I was in Enzed in September I tried a Pavlova, while nothing wrong with it was nothing like a "pav" as we know it.
My wife also knocked up a "Pav" yesterday, ours will have Cream & Raspberries.
Posting a picture of a naked Pavalova on a family forum!!!
Divepac, how could you??
(One day I will learn to spell - or check before posting....)
Uh oh, Firefox has a spell checker!! What excuse can I use now!!!