Flowerpots (baked alaska) helen corbitt - texa
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Flowerpots (baked alaska) helen corbitt - texa
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Last updated 6/12/2012 12:57:43 AM. Recipe ID 20342. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Flowerpots (baked alaska) helen corbitt - texa
 Categories: Desserts, Texas
      Yield: 8 servings
 
      1 ea Small Yellow Cake layer
      1 pt Ice Cream or Sherbet
      8 ea Clay Flower Pots
      8 ea Large Soda Straws
      1 ea Meringue
      3 ea Egg Whites
      6 T  Sugar
    1/2 t  Vanilla
 
  +-------------------------------MERINGUE--------------- ~-------------
  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 Each serving, (vanilla
  ice cream was used for analysis) contains 262 calories, 5 grams
  protein, 9 grams fat, 42 grams carbohydrate, 158 mg sodium and 38 mg
  cholesterol. This recipe used to be prepared at the Hotel Driskill in
  Austin, Tx, b Ms. Corbitt.
   According to Texas Highways Magazine, Dec 90, it is now served by the
  hotel only at Banquets.  Ms. Corbitt passed away in 1978 but her
  cookbook, Helen Corbitt's Cookbook is still enjoyed.
 




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Recipe ID 20342 (Apr 03, 2005)

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