I'm considering doing a bombe alaska for christmas dessert. Has anyone made one? They look easy enough in theory, but would love hints from those who have done it before. Would particularly like to know if I can prepare it in advance? I realise it is largely ice cream however apparently the meringue acts as an insulator? Thanks!
Issues around children learning to read are rarely out of the news. Which is hardly surprising – becoming a successful reader is of paramount importance in improving a child's life chances. Nor is it surprising that reading creates a virtuous circle: the more you read the better you become. But what may come as a surprise is that reading to dogs is gaining popularity as a way of addressing concerns about children's reading.