Say what? Yes, it does sound quite weird, but this dessert is not half bad. And it’s not nearly as complicated to prepare as it looks! So what is it? Basically, it’s cake with ice cream and burned meringue. Now all kinds off fabulous additions can be made when preparing baked Alaska. Fresh fruit, liqueur macerated fruit, nuts or praline and combinations of ice cream can be used to make this dessert more interesting.
I’m cooking in Bayside Mall this week again, and oncemore the fabulous guys from Woolworths are sponsoring all the ingredients I’m cooking with. You know, there’s nothing nicer than being told: “Take any ingredients you need…”
I made baked Alaska usinga Woolworths madeira loaf with beautiful Sabrosa strawberries. Woolworths also have this totally amazing real vanilla ice cream which is to die for. So, it’s a slice of madeira, topped with chopped strawberries and a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of that. Then the entire stack is covered with thick, glossy meringue and lightly burned with a confectioners’ blow torch.
Baked Alaska is a different dessert, but quite special andpeople enjoy the difference! Thanks Woolworths, Bayside Mall, for making sure I have the best quality ingredients I need.