I was watching the food network when I saw a show regarding a bakery in the USA that makes baked Alaska with a twist. Beeeeh, I thought to my self, where did they unearth the Alaska from!?
In the mid 1990′s, perhaps 1994 or 1996, Al-Alamiya bakery in Salmiya was selling Alaska cakes, basically a white cake with ice cream and covered with burned meringue. People went crazy over it, wherever you went there was the Alaska cake, sitting proudly beside the tea trays and people munching happily on it. I had one aunt who was so in love with it, I cannot remember Alaska cake without remembering her face. I remember once Ansam saying she was craving it last year, so I borrowed her picture from that post.
Me? I never liked it, even thought it had ice cream but the flavors didn’t do it for me. In fact I was a little sad when all they brought was the Alaska cake which I wasn’t very happy about. I was very glad when the “habba” of Alaska cake was over in about a year or so. The Alaska made more appearances later on but then suddenly it disappeared. Alamiya cake however still sold them up until 2007? Maybe 2009? Then they stopped selling them all together.
I’ve never tried any other Alaska cake but theirs which I didn’t like, but the one I saw being prepared on TV looked divine! I wonder if I should try it myself? I need a blow torch though and a recipe for meringue -or an alternative all together-.
Btw I found a picture I took of Alalamiya where the Alaska fridge was still visible
So now you know, Alaska was a big big habba back in the day. If you liked it back then, do you still miss it? Would you still eat it?