After visiting a friend in New Zealand, it seems pertinent to post this recipe for one of my favorite foods down under. Pavlova is a traditional dessert in New Zealand and Australia claims it as well. It is a meringue base that is filled with whipped cream and fruit, usually kiwifruit. Children's birthday cakes are often pavlovas in New Zealand and may be decorated with candy. It looks and sounds very rich, but it is actually quite light, like eating a cloud that melts in your mouth. Better yet, it's gluten-free. As with all meringues, this is best made on a dry day as high humidity can affect the end result.
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