Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, pavlovas are a beautiful dessert, especially when filled with gorgeous berries and billowy peaks of lightly sweetened whipped cream.
Perfect for a special occasion, pavlovas can be 3 or 4 days in advance if certain precautions are taken to ensure that they are as fresh as the day they were made.
Wrap and Cover
Make sure that pavlovas are securely wrapped and then covered for extra protection.
Moisture is an enemy of meringues. Take care to store them in a dry place, away from any source of humidity. Throw in some desiccant packets as added protection. from
Wait to Fill
To prevent the pavlovas weeping or becoming too soft, assemble a couple of hours or so before serving. Much earlier than that and you potentially run the risk of the sugar in the pavlovas, berries and whipped cream reducing that glorious dessert a soggy mess.