Pavlova is a meringue-based dessert with a crisp crust and soft, light inside, filled with fruits, cream or whipped cream. The dessert is believed to have been created in honor of the Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova who visited Australia and New Zealand in the 1920s.
Years ago a friend told me about this wonderful dessert, I never had seen it before and the first time I prepared this dessert I had to fight with my fear of making meringues. I had to learn how to make them and I began to read recipes in books and in the internet. As soon as I understood that this is really not difficult I decided to try it and I wrote the draft of my recipe prior preparing this dessert. Finally the meringue came out light and dry; exactly as I wished I arranged it with the cream and strawberries, took some pictures and we enjoyed. I don’t know what happened but I was really not satisfied with the photos and I never posted this recipe.
This week I came across beautiful strawberries and I made it again …with some little changes.
To give the cream a lighter and fresher taste I added a few tablespoons Greek yogurt, this made the cream smoother and even more palatable.
We arrived in the afternoon in Adelaide, found our place in the caravan park and went to the city. This was the really first hot day we had in Australia, and we enjoyed the heat. By public transport we arrived into the center and we enjoyed walking around and taking pictures. We crossed many road full of bicycles until we found out that a special event had just found.
We left Kinston early in the morning as we knew we would have a long day and we will reach Adelaide only in the evening.
The first stop was the Coorong National Park where we spent some hours wondering the flora and the animal life.
Stretching more than 130 kilometers, the Coorong National Park includes sand dunes, backwater, salty lakes and is a refuge for pelicans, ducks, swans, cormorants, terns, grebes and numerous species of migratory birds.
We were glad we hat the possibility to see a shingleback lizard (Tiliqua rugosa) and take some picture of it.
After 3 days in Warrnambool we left Victory and we reached in South Australia. After about 340 km drive along an empty highway, plenty of optical illusions (fata morgana) we reached Kingston.
This place is the ‘Gateway to the South East’, Kingston S.E. is at the southern end of Coorong National Park on Lacepede Bay. This area was once home to the Ngarrindjeri, Aboriginal river people of the lower Murray River, western Fleurieu Peninsula, and the Coorong of southern, central Australia.
This famous lobster town was established in 1858 and its shallow lakes and lagoons are a haven for birdlife. The big lobster and the lighthouse are the most photographed emblem of Kingston.