Feb 4, 2012
Last Wednesday was Baked Alaska Day so I made it. In fact, after baking pie on National Pie Day and now this, I thought of making something every day there was a celebration of a food. But after utilizing my friend, Google, I decided it would be in my best interest to pick and choose days. See this and you'll agree it was a good call, too.
The Baked Alaska was beautiful and bonus, everyone loved it. For those who don't know, a Baked Alaska is made up of layers of sponge cake or pudding and ice cream, covered with meringue and baked at high heat for a short time in the oven. The ice cream doesn't melt because the meringue insulates it; I know, I was fascinated by that as well.
I recently got close-up filters from my friend (thanks Alisa!!) and they're so fun to play with. This was the perfect model to try them out on as the meringue is a stunning detail, both pre- and post-baked.
Recipe to be posted soon.