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Baked Alaska Recipe

A dessert consisting of a sponge cake base covered with your favourite iced cream, the whole covered with a meringue mixture.

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Key Features

  • Suitable for Vegetarians


A thin sponge cake base

Enough ice cream to fill a round bowl the same size as the cake base

For a cake base of about 8 inch/20cm -

- 5 medium Egg Whites

- ½ teaspoon Cream of Tartar

- 140g/5 oz Caster Sugar


- Slightly soften the ice cream so you can shape it.

- Line a round bowl with cling film, and fill it with ice cream - return it to the deep freeze to set.

- Heat the oven to its maximum temperature (about 250ºC).

- Whip the egg whites until fairly stiff, then fold in the caster sugar and Cream of Tartar (if using) - using a cutting motion, so as not to release too much air.

- Position the ice cream on the sponge cake and cover it completely with the meringue mixture.

- Put the dessert on a baking sheet, lined with non-stick baking paper, and put in the oven for 3 minutes.

Serve immediately on a very cold plate

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