Pavlova is one of those easy recipes that everyone thinks is very complicated. So it means that you can make a dramatic impression at a family lunch or dinner party, without having made too much effort.

I think the whole idea of pavlova and meringues tends to scare a lot of people, wondering about oven doors open or closed, pavlovas left in the oven overnight or not…and the evergreen question of what actually is the difference between a pavlova and a meringue?