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Know Your Sweets: Baked Alaska

Baked Alaska (aliases: Norwegian omelet, glace au four) is a classic dessert of the Gilded Age best known for magically combining ice (an interior cake made up of sponge cake layered with ice cream) and fire (a torched meringue shell). Find out what New York City restaurant made it a classic, the origin of the name, and more! More

Jeni Britton Bauer's Baked Alaska Pie

This dessert is versatile. With sweet potato ice cream, it takes on a Thanksgiving personality. With dark chocolate, coconut, banana, or lemon ice cream, it feels like dessert à la Route 66: chocolate silk, coconut cream, banana cream, or lemon meringue pies. With Roasted Strawberry & Buttermilk Ice Cream, made with the addition of a teaspoon of rose water or a drop of essential oil, if you like, it becomes an elegant spring offering. More

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