My Grandma’s recipe for a classic Australian dessert. It is a crispy meringue on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside, topped with a layer of whipped cream and fruit. To me, a “Pav” has to have berries, kiwis and passion fruit, but there are no rules.
This recipe is an old one, given to me by my Grandma Hines. She was an amazing cook and did everything by hand, including whipping up this Pavlova, which to this day still amazes as it takes a lot of energy & stamina to whip up a pav by hand and the cream too!
You will find this great classic Australian dessert served at just about every Aussie BBQ, party, family gathering or celebration. It is believed that this dessert was named after Anna Pavlova, a Russian ballerina who toured both Australia and New Zealand in the 1920s. Pavlova is an iconic dessert in both countries.