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a dessert of ice cream on a slice of cake, covered with meringue and browned quickly in a hot oven.
Origin of baked Alaska:
cake covered with ice cream and meringue browned quickly in an oven
a dessert consisting of ice cream deep-fried in dough
Baked Alaska 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 meringue is an effective insulator, and the short cooking time prevents the heat from getting through to the ice cream. The name 'Baked Alaska' was coined at Delmonico's Restaurant by their chef-de-cuisine Charles Ranhofer in 1876 to honor the recently acquired American territory. Both the name 'Baked Alaska' and 'omelette à la norvégienne'/'Norwegian omelette' come from the low temperatures of Alaska and Norway. February 1 is Baked Alaska Day in the United States.
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