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Bombe Alaska

Baked Alaska, or Bombe Alaska, is a dessert made from ice cream or pudding arranged on the underside made of sponge cake and additionally covered with fluffy foam and meringue. The stacked mass on the ice creates an insulating layer that protects the ice cream from melting, so baking should last very briefly, only as much time as it takes for the foam to set into the meringue.

To give Bombe Alaska a brown, tanned colour you can also use a kitchen burner instead of putting it into the oven. The name of this famous dessert was invented at the New York Delmonico restaurant in 1876 in honour of the newly acquired American territory – Alaska.