Coffee And Chocolate Baked Alaska Recipe

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serves:

6

Skill:

easy

Prep:

15 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 356 kCal 18%
Fat 13g 19%
  -  Saturates 6g 30%
Carbohydrates 52.5g 18%

A baked Alaska is a classic dessert option but sometimes the classics can use a little update. We've taken the usual summery meringue and ice cream combination and given it some earthy depth by adding rich coffee and chocolate flavours. Baked Alaska may seem like a complicated dessert to make at home but it's actually really easy to assemble yourself. You simply make a light meringue and set it atop ice cream - and chocolate brownies in this case. Impressive, yet simple. If you want to make a show of your dessert you can always do the blow-torching of the meringue at the table - your guests will certainly be impressed. This recipe shows how adaptable the classic baked Alaska recipe is so don't be afraid to experiment with the flavour combinations. A salted caramel ice cream would give the dish as a different flavour, as would a fruity sorbet.

Ingredients

  • 2 large egg whites
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 6 chocolate brownies
  • 1 tub coffee ice cream
  • You will need: a cook’s blow torch

Method

  • Put the egg whites into a bowl and whisk until stiff.

  • Gradually add the sugar until you have a stiff meringue.

  • Put the brownies on a board, top with a scoop of ice cream, cover with the meringue.

  • Brown with a blow torch and serve immediately.

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