Over this holiday season my sister-in-law (SIL) and niece came to visit. While here my SIL made Russian salad with homemade mayo, which left me with a lot of egg white. I found Povlova as one of the things I could make to use up the egg whites.
The kicker was, I had never had this dish before so I was unsure as to what the end product should be like. I looked up several recipes and videos online and ultimately followed a Martha Stewart recipe and a Simply Recipes post.
I did mix the cornstarch with the sugar before adding it to the egg whites. Once the whites where at a stiff peak I folded in a teaspoon of vanilla and a teaspoon of lemon juice.
This dish was unbelievably easy and delicious. I think that I will try reducing the sugar from 1.5 cups to only 1 cup to reduce the sweetness a little.