The Best Pavlova Recipe

And information about it
A sliced pavlova with fruit on top.

What is a Pavlova?

Pavlova is a light and fluffy meringue dessert named after the ballet dancer Anna Pavlova. Both Wellington, New Zealand and Perth, Australia claim to be the home of the dish. The earliest record of the recipe is a cookbook published in New Zealand in 1933, two years before claims made in Perth.

Pavlova is traditionally decorated with fresh fruit and whipped cream, and is especially popular in Australia and New Zealand. Factory-made pavlovas can be purchased at supermarkets in those countries and decorated as desired.


"There's nothing like a pav to help you celebrate Australia day :P."
ozmax25: 26 Jan 2013 @ 14:25, Rating 5/5

"This was soooo tasty. I was afraid that it wasn't going to work, but when it came out of the oven it looked perfect! Can't wait to try it again."
Lanarn: 25 Feb 2013 @ 17:16, Rating 4/5

"Argh, so frustrating. First it didn't rise, then the edges got burnt. Maybe I should stick to packet cakes..."
Pavzilla: 01 Dec 2012 @ 21:45, Rating 2/5