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Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Baked Alaska Like Mother Used To Make

This ice-cream, pudding, covered with hot meringue,never failed to amaze me as a child, how did the ice-cream not melt in the oven? A great pudding,with the hot and cold textures one of my favourite sweets,and still is.
image Baked Alaska with Banana's

Baked Alaska


1 x 20 cm./8 inch stale sponge cake, or round one
1 x 225 g./8 oz.can peaches,drained,or sliced banana's
1 large block Neapolitan or other ice-cream
6 egg whites
350 g./12 oz. Castor sugar


a) Place the sponge on a lightly greased baking sheet
b) Arrange the peaches,or banana's decoratively over the top,pressing them in gently
c) Put the ice-cream on top and trim it to the same size and shape as the cake
d) Chill in the freezer compartment of the refrigerator
e) Beat the egg whites until they are frothy
f) Gradually beat in the sugar until the mixture is stiff and glossy
     ( You should be able to turn the bowl upside-down without the mixture                
    falling out.) 
g) Cover the ice-cream and cake completely with meringue mixture,bringing it 
      into decorative peaks
h) Put into the oven preheated to very hot (230*C/450*F or Gas Mark 8 ) and 
      bake for 5 minutes,or until the meringue is set and lightly browned.

     Serve at once. Arranging choice of fruit around the plate.

     Serves 6