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How Much You Know About National Baked Alaska Day? - Quiz

Do you celebrate National Baked Alaska Day? Would you like to play this quiz to test how much you know about National Baked Alaska Day? This holiday is celebrated on the 1st Feb every year. On this day, people enjoy a delicious dessert named Baked Alaska. Do you know who named this dish? In which restaurant was this dish named? To honor which event is this day celebrated? Well, you will know even if you don't know as you take this quiz. All the best to you, and share this quiz with your family and friends.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In which year did the USA acquire Alaska (the same event to honor which National Baked Alaska Day is celebrated)?

    • A.

      1859

    • B.

      1862

    • C.

      1867

    • D.

      1871

    Correct Answer
    C. 1867
    Explanation
    In 1867, the USA acquired Alaska from Russia through a treaty known as the Alaska Purchase. This event is celebrated on National Baked Alaska Day, which honors the acquisition of Alaska.

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  • 2. 

    What's the name of the restaurant where the name Baked Alaska originated?

    • A.

      Delmonico’s Restaurant

    • B.

      Buckhorn Exchange

    • C.

      Chris' Hotdogs

    • D.

      Katz's Delicatessen

    Correct Answer
    A. Delmonico’s Restaurant
    Explanation
    Delmonico's Restaurant is the correct answer because it is widely believed to be the place where Baked Alaska originated. Delmonico's, located in New York City, was a renowned restaurant in the 19th century known for its innovative and luxurious cuisine. Baked Alaska, a dessert made of ice cream and meringue, is said to have been created by Delmonico's chef Charles Ranhofer in the 1860s. The dish gained popularity and became associated with the restaurant, solidifying Delmonico's as the birthplace of Baked Alaska.

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  • 3. 

    In which year did the name Baked Alaska originate?

    • A.

      1876

    • B.

      1879

    • C.

      1881

    • D.

      1885

    Correct Answer
    A. 1876
    Explanation
    The name Baked Alaska originated in the year 1876.

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  • 4. 

    What was National Baked Alaska Day initially called?

    • A.

      Alaska Cookie Day

    • B.

      Alaska Florida

    • C.

      Alaska Fest

    • D.

      National Alaska Baked Meal

    Correct Answer
    B. Alaska Florida
  • 5. 

    Which of these items is used in Baked Alaska?

    • A.

      Ice cream

    • B.

      Sponge cake

    • C.

      Meringue

    • D.

      All of these

    Correct Answer
    D. All of these
    Explanation
    Baked Alaska is a dessert that consists of ice cream, sponge cake, and meringue. The ice cream is typically placed on top of a layer of sponge cake, and then the entire dessert is covered with a layer of meringue. The meringue is then baked in the oven until it is lightly browned. Therefore, all of these items - ice cream, sponge cake, and meringue - are used in Baked Alaska.

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  • 6. 

    Baked Alaska cannot be prepared without using eggs, and hence, vegans can't enjoy it.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false because Baked Alaska can be prepared without using eggs. Vegans can enjoy a vegan version of Baked Alaska by using alternative ingredients such as aquafaba (the liquid from canned chickpeas) or flaxseed meal as an egg substitute in the meringue. Therefore, it is not true to say that vegans cannot enjoy Baked Alaska.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these statements is true about Baked Alaska?

    • A.

      The ice cream inside Baked Alaska does not melt even when it's placed in the oven to cook.

    • B.

      Baked Alaska is the coldest dish in the world, and it's only eaten in the summer.

    • C.

      Baked Alaska is the hottest dish in the world, and it's only eaten in winter.

    • D.

      Baked Alaska is only served to men, and women are not allowed to consume this dish.

    Correct Answer
    A. The ice cream inside Baked Alaska does not melt even when it's placed in the oven to cook.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the ice cream inside Baked Alaska does not melt even when it's placed in the oven to cook. This is because the dessert is made by covering ice cream with a layer of meringue, which acts as an insulator and prevents the heat from reaching the ice cream. As a result, the ice cream remains frozen while the meringue gets browned and cooked in the oven.

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  • 8. 

    Which famous chef named Baked Alaska?

    • A.

      Urbain Dubois

    • B.

      Agnes Marshall

    • C.

      Charles Ranhofer

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. Charles Ranhofer
    Explanation
    Charles Ranhofer is the correct answer because he is widely credited with inventing and popularizing the dessert known as Baked Alaska. Ranhofer was the head chef at the famous Delmonico's restaurant in New York City during the 19th century, where he created numerous culinary innovations. Baked Alaska, also known as omelette à la norvégienne, is a dessert made of ice cream and cake covered in meringue and then baked in the oven. Ranhofer's recipe for Baked Alaska was first published in his cookbook "The Epicurean" in 1894, solidifying his association with this iconic dessert.

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  • 9. 

    The chef who gave the name Baked Alaska also created the famous dish, Lobster Newburg.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because it suggests that the same chef who named the dish Baked Alaska also created Lobster Newburg. This implies that the chef had a hand in creating both dishes, indicating a connection between the two.

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  • 10. 

    What's another name for the dish, Baked Alaska?

    • A.

      Le bœuf bourguignon

    • B.

      The baguette

    • C.

      Fresh oysters

    • D.

      Omelette Norvegienne

    Correct Answer
    D. Omelette Norvegienne
    Explanation
    Baked Alaska is another name for Omelette Norvegienne. This dish consists of a layer of cake topped with ice cream, covered in meringue, and then baked in the oven. The meringue acts as an insulator, preventing the ice cream from melting during the baking process. The dish is often flambéed with alcohol before serving, giving it a caramelized and visually appealing finish.

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