Flowerpots (Baked Alaska)

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SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    small yellow cake layer
  • 1
    pint ice cream or 1 pint sherbet
  • 8
    clay flower pots
  • 8
    large soda straws
  • meringue
  • 3
    egg whites
  • 6
    tablespoons sugar
  • 12
    teaspoon vanilla
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DIRECTIONS

  • NOTE: Flower pots should be 2 1/2 in. high by 3 in. Diameter.
  • Sterilize flower pots by boiling.
  • Dry pots.
  • Place a piece of plain yellow cake in the bottom of each pot to cover the hole in the bottom.
  • Add ice cream or sherbet to pots until three-quarters full.
  • In the
  • middle
  • of each pot, force a large ice cream soda straw and cut off even with top of the pot.
  • Pile meringue around the inside of the pot, leaving s over the soda straw open.
  • Bake at 400 degrees until the meringue turn brown, (about 5 minutes).
  • Insert fresh flowers in the soda straw.
  • For a holiday look, use holly and red roses or carnations.
  • For the Meringue:
  • Beat the egg whites until foamy before slowly adding the sugar, beat well after each addition.
  • Beat until shiny and stiff, but not dry.
  • Fold in vanilla.
  • Each flowerpot requires about a third of a cup of meringue
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