Dear British People,
We need to have some words about pavlova. I've just been watching The Great Comic Relief Bake Off where one of the challenges was to make a pavlova. Except was it really? Because the "ideal" pavlova was a three tiered cake made of giant flat meringues. The only person who successfully made a pavlova was criticised for it being too tall and having a fluffy centre. Here's the thing Brits, we invented the pavlova in New Zealand so this is not a matter of you doing it "differently", you are simply doing it wrong. Pavlovas should have only one layer. They should be tall, taller than a cake. They should have a thin crispy crust and the filling should be full of fluffiness. There should not be large air pockets like you have in a meringue. Finally, a pavlova is NOT a meringue. Please adjust your recipe books accordingly.
New Zealand 🇳🇿