sunflower.gif Welcome to Flora's Recipe Hideout!
 Related Rooms
  Food Recipes
  Drink Recipes
  Kitchen
  Party Room
  Flora's Hideout

 Important Info
  FAQ
  Save/Download
  Submit a Recipe


 Featured Site
  Easy Cake Recipes
 Hideout Search
Google

Flowerpots (baked Alaska) Helen Corbitt - Texas Highways Ma

Author/Submitted by:
Servings: 8
Categories: Cakes / Desserts

Ingredients:
1    Small Yellow Cake layer
1  pint  Ice Cream or Sherbet
8    Clay Flower Pots
8    Large Soda Straws
1    Meringue
3    Egg Whites
6  tablespoons  Sugar
1/2  teaspoon  Vanilla

Directions:
+-------------------------------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.


Bored? Need a diversion? Check out Matt's Amazing Photo and Video Collection.