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Baked Alaska Day

Posted by on Feb. 1, 2014 at 10:12 AM
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February 1, 2014 is

National Baked Alaska Day

It’s National Baked Alaska Day! Baked Alaska is a decadent dessert made with ice cream, sponge cake, and toasted meringue. Although the name “Baked Alaska” did not emerge until the 19th century, this dish is part of a long culinary tradition.

The concept of serving cream and cake together dates back to the Renaissance. The cooks of the era were the first to adorn their baked goods with a whipped topping. This laid the foundation for Baked Alaska, but it does not account for two of the dessert’s distinguishing characteristics—temperature and texture.

The Chinese were the first culture to cook pastry over an ice cream filling, which results in a delicious combination of hot and cold components. Credit is also due to the American physicist Benjamin Thompson, who experimented with the heat resistance of beaten egg whites and discovered how to make meringue.

Whether you prefer to call it Baked Alaska, glace au four, omelette a la norvegienne, or Norwegian omelette, celebrate National Baked Alaska Day with a scrumptious serving of this unique dessert!

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natural_s
by Bronze Member on Feb. 1, 2014 at 10:57 AM

I never had this type of dessert but it looks and sounds good.

johnny4ever
by Mrs. Depp on Feb. 1, 2014 at 12:26 PM


Quoting natural_s:

I never had this type of dessert but it looks and sounds good.

I havent ever either!

natural_s
by Bronze Member on Feb. 1, 2014 at 5:19 PM

 Oh okay, lol.

Quoting johnny4ever:


Quoting natural_s:

I never had this type of dessert but it looks and sounds good.

I havent ever either!

 

cookinmommyof1
by Bronze Member on Feb. 2, 2014 at 12:36 AM
Its delicious and a pain in the ass to make. Lol but totally worth it. The hardest part is the meringue that goes on top
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celestegood
by Gold Member on Feb. 2, 2014 at 2:00 AM
OMG that looks so good.
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