(Recipe ID: 1059)
Preparation time: 1 hours
Source: Chef Joseph Lowery
Baked Alaska is usually a layer of sponge cake, covered with a layer of ice cream and wrapped in uncooked meringue. The dish is then frozen hard and then quickly baked in a hot oven. It is thought that the dish originated at Delmonico's restaurant in the late 1880s, although similar dishes have been around for a very long time.
There are much more complicated versions, but our recipe is a good starting place for anyone and can be made ahead, except for the final baking.
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The mix will make two layers