Easy Baked Alaska Recipe UK

In this video I show you how to assemble a baked Alaska. A baked Alaska is a layered dessert with cake at the bottom, ice cream in the middle and all encased in meringue then baked in the oven for a few minutes to brown the meringue.  It is nice and simple to make and tastes delicious.

You will need the following :

  • An 8 inch round vanilla cake which you can bake by following this recipeMoist 8 vanilla sponge cake recipe
  • Meringue which you can make by following this recipe : How to make pavlova meringue
  • 900ml – 1 litre ice cream, any flavour of your choice
  • Cling film
  • A 1 litre glass bowl suitable for the freezer like this one http://amzn.to/2ucnwxr(affiliate)
  • A baking tray similar to this one http://amzn.to/2sgUxXU (affiliate)

Method

  • Put some clingfilm in the glass bowl so that some of it is hanging out of the bowl.
  • Soften the ice cream a bit by leaving it out of the freezer for a few minutes. When it is soft spoon all of the ice cream in to the glass bowl and smooth over the top with a knife.
  • Cover the ice cream with the hanging pieces of the cling film and put it in the freezer for a few hours until firm.
  • While your ice cream is in the freezer bake your cake according to this recipe : Moist 8 vanilla sponge cake recipe and let it cool completely.
  • When your ice cream is ready and before removing it from the oven make your meringue according to this recipe How to make pavlova meringue
  • When your meringue is ready preheat oven to 220 Celsius
  • Put some greaseproof paper on a baking tray and then put your cake on it and then remove the ice cream from the freezer.
  • Lift out the ice cream with the clingfilm and put it upside down on the cake and remove all of the clingfilm.
  • Spoon the meringue onto the ice cream and use a knife to smooth it over and make some peaks with a knife. Make sure you also cover the cake with meringue.
  • Bake in the oven for 3-4 minutes until slightly brown and remove from the oven and serve quickly before it completely melts.
  • You can store the remainder in the freezer.

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