baked Alaska

baked Alaska [beyked uhlas-kuh]] noun

Also referred to as Norwegian omelette, omelette á la norvégienne, omelette surprise, and glace au four. A retro dessert made up of layers of cake and ice cream covered with meringue, which is browned under a broiler or with a torch. Sometimes a singular showstopper, other times small individual desserts, baked Alaska looks quite impressive. Flavors can vary for the cake and ice cream components, although the meringue is typically plain or flavored simply with vanilla extract.

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