Pavlova is a classic French dessert named for a Russian opera singer, and here' it's given Portuguese flavor for a truly multi culti dish. It's essentially an ethereal meringue that's baked in a circle shape, then filled with a creamy custard (or pastry cream, more traditionally) and often topped with fresh fruit. Here, the dessert is topped with toasted crushed almonds and a dusting of cinnamon (a la Portuguese mode).
- Preheat oven to 150ºC (approximately 300º F).
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and draw a circle in the center about 20-22cm in diameter (use a plate as a template).
- Set aside.