The Baked Alaska

Baked Alaska is one of those master piece dinner party desserts that looks so impressive .. so seeing as today is National Baked Alaska Day, I had to find you a recipe that is amazingly good

 

This Baked Alaska has a banana-walnut cake  Bottom layer , the ice cream layer is a raspberry sorbet and vanilla ice cream and then it is all covered in a soft Swiss meringue .. sounds yummy

So why not check out this amazing recipes … happy baking

 

This great recipe is brought to you by Tasting Table on YouTube and on the website tastingtable.com, thanks for sharing this recipe with us

 

 

Here below is a list of the ingredients you willl need from the website and the video tutorial from YouTube

 

 

INGREDIENTS

For the Ice Cream Layer:

1 pint raspberry sorbet, divided and slightly softened

1¼ cups vanilla ice cream, slightly softened

 

INGREDIENTS

For the Ice Cream Layer:

1 pint raspberry sorbet, divided and slightly softened

1¼ cups vanilla ice cream, slightly softened

For the Banana-Walnut Cake Layer:

½ cup all-purpose flour

½ teaspoon kosher salt

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

⅛ teaspoon ground ginger

3 large egg yolks

⅓ cup mashed ripe banana (1 small banana, frozen in its skin for a few hours and thawed)

5 tablespoons sugar, divided

2 large egg whites

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

¼ cup chopped walnuts

⅓ cup apricot jam

For the Swiss Meringue:

4 large egg whites

¾ cup sugar

¼ teaspoon cream of tartar

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Pinch kosher salt

2 tablespoons alcohol …such as Bacardi

 

 

 

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To Get The Recipe :https://www.tastingtable.com/cook/recipes/baked-alaska-cake-recipe-dessert-party-recipe-ideas-homemade-meringue

 

 

 

 

National Baked Alaska Day

 

February 1 is National Baked Alaska Day. Although many claim that they invented this divine dessert, we know its exact origin.

Baked Alaska is a great combination of ice cream, sponge cake and meringue baked in oven. Although meringue is hot, ice cream in the middle of dessert is cold. No magic, just chemistry.

The first attempts to combine cake and ice cream date back to the times of Renaissance. The bakers were topping their cakes with whipped cream. The Chinese were the first who managed to cook pastry over an ice cream filling, that ended with the result of delicious combination of cold ice cream filling and hot cake. The Chinese introduced their dessert to Paris in the 19th century, that laid foundation to Baked Alaska we know today.

American physicist made the last contribution to Baked Alaska. He investigated the heat resistance of beaten egg whites and came up with the idea, that they were a great insulator. He discovered hot to make meringue and called his dessert Omlette Surpise or Omelette à la Norvégienne.

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