I love desserts. It is without a doubt my favourite part of a nice meal. I have just returned from dinner at a friend's house, and we were served a Greek Lemon Cake - with a drizzle of yoghurt - for dessert. It was utterly delicious. In honour of that nice dessert, I post this photo of what is considered New Zealand's national dessert: the pavlova. The pavlova is a meringue and fruit dessert named after the Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova. The dessert is believed to have been created to honour the dancer during or after one of her tours to Australia and New Zealand. The exact location of its first creation and the nationality of its creator has been a source of argument between the two nations for many years, however research into the matter indicates New Zealand as the source of today's pavlova.
The strawberry pavlova in the photo was the highlight of a meal that I recently had on the steamboat that cruises the Waikato River, the Waipa Delta. It was the perfect way to end a lovely sunset cruise.