Baked Alaska is a dessert made of ice cream on top of slices of sponge cake or Christmas pudding and covered with meringue. The whole dessert is then baked in a very hot oven for just long enough to cook the meringue. The meringue is a good insulator, and the short cooking time prevents the heat from getting through to the ice cream.
February 1 is Baked Alaska Day.
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- "Baked Alaska: History, Facts & Recipes for this classic dessert". www.foodreference.com.
- "American Holidays - National Holidays - Food Holidays". statesymbolsusa.org.