The June 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Dawn of Doable and Delicious. Dawn challenged the Daring Bakers’ to make Chocolate Pavlovas and Chocolate Mascarpone Mousse. The challenge recipe is based on a recipe from the book Chocolate Epiohany by Francois Payard.
A Pavlova is a meringue based dessert named after the Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova. The dessert was created by a New Zealand chef to honor Pavlova when she visited that country as part of her 1926 world tour. It’s still a popular dessert today, and often served at holiday meals.