Strawberry-Lemon Baked Alaska
If you've never made one of these classic confections, you'll be tempted now. The bottom layer is genoise, a light, rich cake for which eggs and sugar are warmed over simmering water and then beaten with other ingredients. Ice cream goes on the cake, then the whole thing is cloaked in meringue and put in the oven. The meringue turns golden but insulates the ice cream, so it stays frozen. Prep and Cook Time: about 1 1/4 hours, plus at least 6 1/4 hours of chilling and freezing time.