Light as Air! The Pavlova Cake

When you’re diving into Russian language and culture, you just can’t overlook the mouthwatering Pavlova dessert!

Pavlova cake is a light meringue cake, crispy on the outside and soft inside, topped with whipped cream, berries, and fruit was named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova (1881-1931).

The Pavlova dessert appeared for the first time in the 1920s during Pavlova’s tour in Australia and New Zealand.

According to one version, during the tour of Pavlova in Australia, the owner of a hotel asked the chef to create a new dish. After seeing the chef’s creation, the owner of the hotel compared its light texture to the unique performance style and the lightness of the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova.

According to another version, the Pavlova dessert was invented in a hotel in New Zealand for the legendary ballerina. Australia and New Zealand are still debating who holds the lead in creating the dish.

The Pavlova meringue cake has gained immense fame throughout the world. It’s served in hundreds of different ways!

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