A dessert made of a layer of sponge topped with ice-cream, all of which is then coated in a layer of meringue. Bake the Alaska quickly (about 5 minutes) in a very hot oven until the outside is golden-brown. The meringue insulates the ice-cream and stops it melting.
Also called Omelet sursprise. A frozen dessert in which solidly frozen ice cream is placed on top of a layer of sponge cake and frosted with meringue. The cake is placed under a broiler to brown it slightly. Back to the top
cake covered with ice cream and meringue browned quickly in an oven
a pudding consisting of a block of ice cream surrounded with meringue and then baked for a short time in a very hot oven
A dessert that consists of a sponge cake that is covered with ice cream, then with a layer of stiffly beaten egg whites, and lastly put in a hot oven to be browned. Also known as omelette á la norvégienne, Norwegian omelette, omelette surprise, and glace au four. History: Check out History and Legends of Baked Alaska.
A sponge cake topped with extremely cold ice cream and coated with meringue. The dessert is baked until the meringue is browned while the ice cream remains cold.
A dessert comprised of sponge cake topped with ice cream and covered with meringue. The dessert is then placed in a hot oven to brown the meringue before the ice cream can melt.
Baked Alaska (also known as glace au four, omelette Ã la norvÃ©gienne, Norwegian omelette and omelette surprise) is a dessert made of ice cream (ideally straight from the freezer) 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 just long enough to firm the meringue. The meringue is an effective insulator, and in the short cooking time needed, it prevents the heat from getting through to the ice cream.