Well, different to the post I just submitted...
I had Baked Alaska for the first time last week. Made me wonder who first thought of putting ice cream inside meringue and baking it. I mean, this is not something that is likely to have happened by accident...
"Chef Bigponce! I accidentally tripped and dropped the meringue batter on your ice cream sculpture! The one built on top of the sponge cake!"
"You dolt! And the French ambassador is waiting for that meringue! What should I do?????..... I've got it! I'll bake the meringue on top of the ice-cream!"
"But Chef Bigponce, won't that result in a melted, soggy, inedible mess?"
"Of course it will! Remember, this is for the French ambassador. Those garlic-smelling, frog-eating cowards don't support the War on Terror! They deserve nothing more than a melted, soggy, inedible mess for dessert!"
Brief pause while baking
"Good grief Chef Bigponce, it's not a melted, soggy, inedible mess!"
"Drat those French!"
Okay, it's the end of the day. Obviously I'm losing it. Time to go home...