I don’t have a recipe for this, as it was made by someone else, but I just had to share these pictures because this is one of the prettiest desserts I’ve seen in a long time.
It’s Pavlova. A meringue dessert named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, on one of her many tours to New Zealand in the 1920s.
The inside is sometimes filled with a custard, then berries and finally a big dollop of whip cream on each piece as you serve it.
I was lucky enough to stop into my parents’ house just as my mother and sister started making the base.
The finally presentation was a showstopper – especially with all those delicious local berries piled up on top.