5 Best Baked Alaska Recipes_Baked Alaska (or Bombe Alaska) is a classic all-American ice cream dessert with a rich history and jaw-dropping presentation! Cake, ice cream, Meringue, fire & American history all combine to create this delightful dessert. Created by Delmonicos Restaurant in 1876 to celebrate the newly acquired Alaskan Territory, Baked Alaska has become an increasingly popular dessert. The original Baked Alaska was not a flambé, & thus, the Bombe Alaska was born.
Baked Alaska – A flaming dessert for Valentine’s Day
Baked Alaska also known as omelette à la norvégienne is a dessert made of ice cream placed in a pie dish lined with slices of sponge cake or Christmas pudding and topped with meringue. The entire dessert is then placed in an extremely hot oven for a brief time, long enough to firm the meringue.The Chinese first had the idea of a similar dessert, which used pastry instead of meringue. It was the French who brought in the meringue and made the actual first Baked Alaska.