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Pavlova by Mrs H

Pavlova by Mrs H

Pavlova by Mrs H

It is a fact known to all right-thinking people that this jewel of a dessert that is a pavlova is a New Zealand invention; although, there are occasional attempts to discredit this truth, mainly from inhabitants of the large island in the west… Everybody, however, agrees that it is a meringue-based dessert named after the Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova, and that it is delicious.

The specimen in the picture is well hidden under lashings of whipped cream and generous dollops of fruit — it may have looked large, but with the help of our guests it disappeared in no time. Stuart kindly took a picture of a merry lunch – he is the one behind the camera.

Lunch in Good Company

Lunch in Good Company


  1. Hilary

    Yum 🙂

  2. Tulsa Gentleman

    I have never heard of a Pavola bur your photo looked wonderful. Wikipedia filled me in and confirmed its New Zealand origin. Now I am most interested in trying some as it sounds delicious. You have a lovely setting for a nice dinner table.

  3. Gunn White

    Yummy…. !:)
    Looks like you had a very nice time together with friends.
    And the cake I have heard about…..
    Russia is our neighbor up in the north. We have some cakes named after famous places and people.
    Even one cake called “Kvæfjord” kaken, from a small place up in the north with the same name.
    Take a look here.
    I know, it needs to be translated, by google.
    But give the recipe to someone who might give it a try.
    – Greetings from Gunn in Stavanger/ Norway.

  4. Lucy Corrander

    A smile inducing photo.


  5. leif hagen

    That Pavola looks scrumptious! Looks like a yummy lunch was had by all!
    Best wishes to the people of Christ Church – terrible earthquake news!!

  6. Gabinette

    it seems very delightfull !
    can you provide me with your receipe, please ?
    a French greedy

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