National Baked Alaska Day
American physicist Benjamin Thompson deserves our deepest gratitude for his discovery of how to make meringue in the 1800s. This led to the creation of this delicious treat. Baked Alaska is the highlight dish and meringue is one of its key components.
Baked Alaska is an exceptional dessert that is very unique. Some even consider it magical. It’s not magic, though it is fun. However, it’s very scientific. It’s now time to find out more about baked Alaska. Baked Alaska is made by placing a slice of sponge cake into a pie plate, then filling it with vanilla cream. Finally, cover it with a mixture of whipped meringue. To allow the meringue mixture to set slightly, the whole thing is baked in the oven for a brief time.
Most people expect ice cream to melt instantly when it is placed in a hot oven. But, it doesn’t. It retains its cool. It keeps the ice cream from melting by protecting it with meringue. This gives this dessert its unique cold/hot sensation, creamy/crunchy texture and distinctive taste.
There are a few stories about the origins of this dessert. Another story states that the sweet treat was named in honor of America’s acquisition, 1867, by Delmonico’s Restaurant in New York. The famous restaurant still serves this dish after being open for more than 150 years.
Another story tells that the dessert was named by Antoine Alciatore, a chef at Antoine’s Restaurant, New Orleans, Louisiana. Whatever the reason, it was the same: To celebrate Alaska’s territory, which became 49th of 50 US states in 1959, alongside Hawaii.
Norwegian Omelette is a lesser-known name that pays homage to the dessert’s distinctive appearance as a snow-covered mountain. It has been called Omelette Surprise, Siberian Omelette and Omelette Surprise in other countries. Most people agree that this treat, frozen and mountainous, is just right when it’s called Omelette Surprise or Siberian Omelette to honor the northernmost US state.
It’s now time to celebrate National Baked Alaska Day!
How to Celebrate National Baked Alaska Day
Anyone who is interested in participating in National Baked Alaska Day can enjoy it! This day is for everyone, whether they love Alaska, the cold mountains, or just because they love delicious desserts. These are some fun ways to celebrate National Baked Alaska Day.
It’s not a common dessert, but some restaurants might offer it on a regular basis. You might consider making a request ahead of time to ask if the restaurant will accommodate you and add the dessert to their menu to celebrate National Baked Alaska Day.
Enjoy a night out on the town, and then share a final piece of Baked Alaska. These are some of the most famous restaurants that offer Baked Alaska.
Bake a delicious treat and impress your family members by showing off your culinary skills! This dish is not as difficult as you might think.
Baking Alaska is only 5 ingredients. However, it requires some preparation in order to freeze properly. A layer of pound cake is added to a bowl. After the ice cream has frozen, place the bowl upside down with the cake at the bottom. After the ice cream has frozen, it is covered with meringue made from egg whites and cream of tartar. The cake is baked at 500 F for 3-5 minutes.
The inside of the ice cream does not melt even though it is packed with ice cream. The meringue turns out a beautiful golden brown color and the center of the ice cream stays deliciously frozen. It’s a real treat!
If you are a passionate pastry chef, it might be a good idea to try something new when making this dessert. You can make different types of cake like German chocolate or ice creams such as lime sherbet or bourbon vanilla. There are so many combinations and themes to choose from!