Happy Birthday to my Muzzy! This pavlova is in her honor. I thought of her often when I was making it, because I was watching all the bunnies in my yard hop around (and that always makes me think of my mom, we have a shared love for bunnies).
This dessert is one of my favorites You can do the components over a series of days, making it much easier to pull off than you would think (best to do sauce one day, meringue the next, and whipped cream right before serving). I love the crispy meringue's outer shell, with a nice soft, almost gooey center. Then the light whipped cream and amazing berry sauce (and berries) on top, mmm. Must have dessert, and great for those hot August days.
4 large egg whites, at room temperature
Preheat the oven to 250 F.
1 c. cold heavy cream
1 half-pint fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced