The key to a good baked Alaska is the meringue topping.
Shirley likes to have strawberry with her meringue.
Origin of meringue
- French meringue
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Borrowing from French meringue, from Middle Dutch meringue (“light evening meal"), derivative of Middle Dutch *meren (“to dip or soak bread"), from Old Dutch *meren, from Proto-Germanic *marjanÄ… (“to grind, pound"), from Proto-Indo-European *mer- (“to rub, pack"). Cognate with Middle Low German meringe (from mern (“to dip bread in wine")), Middle High German merunge (from mÃ«ren (“to soak bread in wine or water for dinner")), Old English merian (“to purify, cleanse, test").