First ever pavlova recipe found in Rangiora?

Pavlova- a Kiwi Christmas treat. Photo Steven McNicholl
Pavlova- a Kiwi Christmas treat. Photo Steven McNicholl

The origins of the humble pavlova are once again up for debate.

Rangiora Church believes it has uncovered the first published pavlova recipe.

Reverend Christine Allan-Johns says the recipe was published in the Rangiora Mother's Union cookbook in 1933, two years before a similar one was printed in Australia.

She says the recipe is only a little different from today's.

"Quite small, small pavlova cakes they call it, and there's no vinegar so it's just egg whites, sugar, and a bit of cornflour, really," she says.

Ms Allan-Johns says they have re-published the recipe in a cookbook to raise funds for the church.

- Newstalk ZB

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