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My Favorite Dessert! ... If you’re not familiar with Baked Alaska, then a quick introduction – basically Baked Alaska is ice cream, surrounded by spongecake, covered with meringue which is then baked (or torched). Yes, that’s right, ice-cream baked in the oven! It creates the most amazing surprise when you cut into the centre of meringue to find lovely chilled ice-cream inside.
Baked Alaska with Chocolate Cake and Chocolate Ice Cream - Would you be a fool to place ice cream in a 500-degree oven? Not as long as it's bundled up in a thick layer of insulating meringue.