19th Century: Princess Surprise Bombe

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Appears in
Pride and Pudding: The History of British Puddings, Savoury and Sweet

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2016

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The original recipe for this impressive Victorian ice pudding comes from Mrs Marshall’s book Fancy Ices (1894). This pudding is similar to the baked Alaska, an ice pudding that was said to have been invented in New York in 1867 by Charles Ranhofer. A popular claim is that it was created to celebrate the United States’ purchase of Alaska from the Russians. The recipe