I've never made pavlovas, but in prepping for the class I'm about to teach at the boys' school - Aussie Adventures - this popular Australian dessert entered my culinary radar. In 1935, the chef of the Hotel Esplanade in Perth, Western Australia, Herbert Sachse, created the pavlova to celebrate the visit of the great Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova.
6 organic large egg whites
*March 30, 2012 UPDATE: One of my photos on this recipe was featured on the TODAY.com's food blog, Bites, as one of the "feast your eyes dessert photos for a sweet fix" features.* Hooray.