Pavlova dessert was created in 1935 by chef Bert Sachse of the Esplanade Hotel in Perth, AUSTRALIA for afternoon tea. This extremely light meringue was named in honor of Anna Pavlova, the famous Russian ballerina who stayed at the Esplanade whenever she toured the region.
from SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
English RECIPE CAME FROM:
4. Stir the cornstarch into the sugar in a small bowl.
Increase speed to medium-high, slowly and gradually sprinkling in the sugar-cornstarch mixture.
When the meringue disk is cooled, put it on a plate.