The pavlova was magnificent.

 Chefs and cooks are constantly trying to improve on recipes, rearrange them, present dishes in a way no one has before. We try to be different to the other cooks and stand out.   Yet sometimes it is the simple things that are eye catching and loved by the people who are eating it.

Pavlova is one of the easiest puddings to make. You can do so much with what is essentially egg whites and sugar. Small delicate individual plates or a big crowd pleaser. I made this last weekend for a BBQ:

The email of thanks I received a week later was as simple as the dish itself. It simply said.  “The Pavlova was magnificent” . That is the best praise anyone can hope for.

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