One of the first things I asked Eoghan when we started dating was “What is your favorite dessert?” I was expecting the typical answer of brownies, chocolate chip cookies, or hoping for my favorite pineapple upside-down cake — but he answered with pavlova. Wanting to seem cool and as worldly as him I was embarrassed to ask “what on earth is a pavlova?!” But since I knew I wouldn’t be able to fib my way through that conversation I flat out asked.Turns out it is a New Zealand dessert that is named after a Russian ballerina. Duh! It is pretty much like a large meringue cake that has a crispy outside and marshmallowy inside. You use vanilla extract instead of almond so I find it outrageously delicious.