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Encyclopedia > Pavlova (food)
A pavlova bought from a Foodtown in New Zealand. This example has been decorated with strawberries, wine gums and cream.
A pavlova bought from a Foodtown in New Zealand. This example has been decorated with strawberries, wine gums and cream.

Pavlova is a meringue dessert named after the ballet dancer, Anna Pavlova.[1] It is crispy on the outside but light and fluffy inside. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1776x1620, 3106 KB) [edit] Summary [edit] Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Pavlova (food) User talk:The Halo User:Logical2u User:Daniel. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1776x1620, 3106 KB) [edit] Summary [edit] Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Pavlova (food) User talk:The Halo User:Logical2u User:Daniel. ... This article is about the New Zealand supermarket, not the Foodtown (USA) supermarket cooperative or the Houston, Texas store. ... - Species 20+ species; see text The strawberry (Fragaria) is a genus of plants in the family Rosaceae, and the fruit of these plants. ... Wine gums (or winegums) are chewy, firm sweets similar to gumdrops, except they are not sugar-coated. ... Lemon meringue muffins For the Dominican folk dance and the music it is performed to, see merengue. ... A selection of desserts Dessert is a course that typically comes at the end of a meal, usually consisting of sweet food but sometimes of a strongly-flavored one, such as some cheeses. ... Painting of ballet dancers by Edgar Degas, 1872. ... Photographic postcard of Anna Pavlova as Aspicia in The Pharoahs Daughter, circa 1910 Anna Pavlova as Nikiya in the Grand Pas Classique of the Shades from Act III of La Bayadere, circa 1902 Anna Pavlova is also the name of an Olympic gymnast. ...

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History

Some sources claim the recipe originated in New Zealand, while others claim it was invented in Australia. However, like the Anzac biscuit, the earliest known books containing the recipe were published in New Zealand. ANZAC biscuits, made without coconut. ...


Professor Helen Leach, a culinary anthropologist at Otago University in New Zealand found a pavlova recipe in a 1933 Rangiora Mothers' Union cookery book.[2] Professor Leach also has an even earlier copy of the pavlova recipe from a 1929 rural New Zealand magazine.[3] 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Rangiora is a rural town in the South Island of New Zealand. ...


Keith Money, a biographer of Anna Pavlova, wrote that a chef at a hotel in Wellington, New Zealand, created the dish when Pavlova visited there in 1926 on her world tour. Photographic postcard of Anna Pavlova as Aspicia in The Pharoahs Daughter, circa 1910 Anna Pavlova as Nikiya in the Grand Pas Classique of the Shades from Act III of La Bayadere, circa 1902 Anna Pavlova is also the name of an Olympic gymnast. ... For other uses, see Wellington (disambiguation). ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The claim that it was an Australian invention states that the pavlova is based on a cake baked by Bert Sachse at the Esplanade Hotel in Perth on 3 October 1935. Sachse's descendants believe he may have come up with the recipe earlier than that, since Anna Pavlova visited Australia in 1926 and 1929 and died in 1931. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Perth skyline viewed from the Swan River This article is about the metropolitan area of Perth, Western Australia. ... is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ...

An NZI Insurance ad at Wellington Airport lampooning Australia's claim to the pavlova
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Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (663x885, 49 KB)[edit] Summary An ad in Wellington airport [edit] Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (663x885, 49 KB)[edit] Summary An ad in Wellington airport [edit] Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Wellington International Airport (IATA Airport Code: WLG) serves New Zealands capital city of Wellington. ... Image File history File links Wikibooks-logo-en. ... Wikibooks logo Wikibooks, previously called Wikimedia Free Textbook Project and Wikimedia-Textbooks, is a wiki for the creation of books. ...

Preparation and consumption

Pavlova is made by beating egg whites (and sometimes salt) to a very stiff consistency before folding in caster sugar, white vinegar, cornstarch plus vanilla sometimes, and slow-baking the mixture to create the meringue This makes the outside of the pavlova a crisp crunchy shell, while the interior remains soft and moist. An egg is a body consisting of an ovum surrounded by layers of membranes and an outer casing of some type, which acts to nourish and protect a developing embryo. ... For other uses, see Salt (disambiguation). ... Magnification of grains of sugar, showing their monoclinic hemihedral crystalline structure. ... Vinegar is sometimes infused with spices or herbs—as here, with oregano. ... Products treated with cornstarch Cornstarch, or cornflour, is the starch of the maize grain, commonly known as corn. ... Vanilla pods Vanilla is a flavouring derived from orchids in the genus Vanilla native to Mexico. ... Lemon meringue muffins For the Dominican folk dance and the music it is performed to, see merengue. ...

A homemade pavlova decorated with pomegranate seeds and Chantilly cream.

Pavlova is traditionally decorated with topping of whipped cream and fresh fruit of sweet/tart flavours, such as strawberries and kiwifruit, or passionfruit and banana or berries and peach slices. Raspberry is a popular topping in the United Kingdom, with the tartness of raspberries contrasting with the sweetness of sugar. Factory-made pavlovas can be purchased at supermarkets and decorated as desired. A commercial product is available that includes pre-mixed ingredients for baking the meringue shell, requiring only the addition of water and sugar. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2646x1929, 2540 KB) A homemade pavlova decorated with pomegranate seeds and chantilly cream. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2646x1929, 2540 KB) A homemade pavlova decorated with pomegranate seeds and chantilly cream. ... Binomial name Punica granatum L. The Pomegranate (Punica granatum) is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub or small tree growing to 5–8 m tall. ... Chantilly cream or crème Chantilly is a sweet, vanilla-flavoured whipped cream. ... - Species 20+ species; see text The strawberry (Fragaria) is a genus of plants in the family Rosaceae, and the fruit of these plants. ... The kiwifruit, is the edible fruit of a cultivar group of the woody vine Actinidia deliciosa and hybrids between this and other species in the genus Actinidia. ... The fruit of Passiflora edulis Passion fruit (Portuguese: Maracujá) comes from passion flower vines, plants of the genus Passiflora, native to tropical and sub-tropical America. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the fruit. ... Binomial name (L.) Batsch Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ... Binomial name Rubus idaeus L. The Raspberry or Red Raspberry (Rubus idaeus) is a plant that produces a tart, sweet, red composite fruit in summer or early autumn. ... Exterior of a typical British supermarket (a Tesco Extra) Exterior of typical North American supermarket (a Safeway) This Flagship Randalls store in Houston, Texas is an example of an upscale supermarket. ...


Leftover decorated pavlova can be refrigerated overnight, but the dessert will absorb moisture from the air and lose its crispness. Undecorated pavlova can safely be left overnight in the oven in which it was baked, to be decorated in the morning.


Further reading

  • Leach, Helen M. (1997). The pavlova cake: the evolution of a national dish. In Harlan Walker (ed.), Food on the Move: Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery, 1996 (pp. 219-223). Devon, England: Prospect Books. ISBN 0-907325-79-3.

References

  • Boylen, Jeremy (reporter) (2004, August 20). Pavlova. George Negus Tonight, Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

 
 

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