A long running bone of contention, the dessert was named for Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, who toured the southern hemisphere in the 1920s and visited both countries. Who owns the recipe has been fiercely contended ever since.
We love it for its sweet simplicity and versatility as it can be shaped into any form, dressed year round with the best of seasonal fruit and feeds a hungry crowd of merry makers.
Go here for our recipe for the perfect pavlova and watch our video below for a festive take on an old favourite.
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