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Making Baked Alaska the Easy Way

I’ve heard so many people say how hard it is to make a baked Alaska but it really isn’t, here’s the easy way I make it and you don’t even need a blow torch!

A baked Alaska is always a dessert that will impress your guests, not only does it taste amazing but everyone thinks it’s more complicated than it really is so why not have a go.  You’ll be surprised at how simple it is.

Ingredients

For the base

  • 100g butter
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 100g sugar
  • 100g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • grated zest of 1 lemon

For the top

  • 1 kilo ice cream
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Method

Preheat the oven to 200ºC.  Line a 25 cm cake tin with parchment paper.

Whisk together the butter, egg yolks and sugar, then stir in the dry ingredients.

Spread out in the cake tin and bake for 15 minutes.  Leave to cool in tin for ten minutes, then remove and put onto wire rack until completely cool.

Preheat oven to 260ºC and put the shelf down low.

Whisk egg whites until foamy, add in the salt and cream of tartar, keep whisking until soft peaks have formed.  Gradually add the sugar and then fold in the vanilla.

Put the base onto a lined baking tray.  Form a mountain of ice cream on top of the base.  You can line a basin with cling film and mold the ice cream into that or you can just scoop the ice cream straight onto the base.

Completely cover the ice cream with the meringue mixture making sure to cover the edge of the base too.

Put straight in the oven and cook for about five minutes, make sure you keep an eye on it because once meringue starts to brown it can burn very quickly.

Remove from the oven, place on cake stand and serve immediately.

You can watch a video of me making a baked Alaska:

When was the last time you had baked Alaska?

Much love,

Alexandra xx

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