How to make Baked Alaska - A delightful combination of ice cream, fruits, pie and sponge cake with a brandy flavour.

This recipe is from the book Cakes and Bakes.

Main Ingredients : Fatless Sponge Cake, Vanilla Icecream

Cuisine : French

Course : Desserts

Baked Alaska

French cuisine consists of cooking traditions and practices from France. At one time French cuisine was heavily influenced by Italian cuisine.  It was in the 17th century that some chefs led a movement that developed France’s own indigenous style by shifting it away from its foreign influences. Cheese and wine are a major part of the cuisine, playing different roles regionally and nationally, with many variations.
French cuisine was codified in the 20th century as the modern haute cuisine. Knowledge of French cooking has contributed significantly to Western cuisines and its criteria are used widely in Western cookery school boards and culinary education. 
French regional cuisine is characterized by its extreme diversity and style. Traditionally, each region of France has its own distinctive cuisine.

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Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Difficult

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Baked Alaska Recipe

  • Fatless Sponge Cake 8 inch square 1

  • Vanilla Icecream 1/2 cup

  • canned fruits chopped 1 cup

  • Brandy 1/2 cup

  • Meringue

  • Egg whites 5

  • cream of tartar/lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon

  • Sugar 1/4 cup

Method

Step 1

Keep the ice cream brick overnight in the freezer to make it very hard. Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6. In a bowl beat egg whites till semi-stiff. Add cream of tartar or lemon juice.

Step 2

Gradually add the sugar, a couple of tablespoonfuls at a time and continue to beat until the meringue forms stiff peaks and turns glossy. Slice the sponge cake into half horizontally.

Step 3

Sprinkle some sugar syrup from the canned fruit on the cake sheets. Place canned mixed fruits on top of the cake base. Arrange the ice cream on it and cover it with other half of cake.

Step 4

Make sure the ice cream is covered from all sides with the sponge cake. Spread the meringue over and around the cake until it is completely covered.

Step 5

Place on a baking sheet and place in the preheated oven for about two to three minutes to brown the meringue. Take a round spoon, place brandy in it and heat.

Step 6

The moment it catches fire pour this on the Baked Alaska spreading evenly. Serve immediately on a chilled serving dish.

Also try out these recipes from French Cuisine like Oatmeal with Eggs, Caramel Custard, Quiche Lorraine, Apple caramel.

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