Very naughty baked Alaska

Very naughty baked Alaska

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Very naughty baked Alaska

Very naughty baked Alaska

It may sound complicated but Baked Alaska is actually very simple to make.

Our recipe is very naughty indeed. But oh so delicious...

Preparation Time:  20-25 minutes

Cooking Time:  3-4 minutes

Serves: 6-8

Ingredients

for the chocolate sauce:
100g caster sugar
100g butter
1 vanilla pod, seeds scraped out
125g chocolate (70% cocoa solids), broken into pieces
75ml water
1 tbsp cocoa powder

for the baked Alaska
4 ready made chocolate brownies
50ml white chocolate liqueur
3 large scoops good quality chocolate ice cream
3 large scoops good quality vanilla ice cream
3 RSPCA Assured labelled egg whites
75g sugar

Method

Preheat the oven to 220C/ fan 200C

For the chocolate sauce, place the sugar, butter and vanilla seeds into a pan over a medium heat and cook, stirring gently, until melted and combined.

Stir in the chocolate, water and cocoa powder and heat gently for 6-8 minutes, until a glossy, thick sauce forms.

For the baked Alaska, press the brownies into the bottom of a 20cm round ovenproof dish.

Drizzle over the white chocolate liqueur, then add a couple of spoonfuls of the chocolate sauce.

Top with 2-3 large scoops of each of the ice creams and place into the freezer to chill.

 

Meanwhile, whisk the egg whites with 25g of the sugar until stiff peaks form when the whisk is removed.

Add the remaining sugar and whisk again until the egg white mixture is stiff and glossy.

Remove the dish from the freezer.  Spoon the meringue mixture over the ice cream to completely cover.

Transfer to the oven and bake for 3-4 minutes (no longer), until the meringue is just golden-brown.

To serve, place generous spoonfuls of the baked Alaska into bowls and drizzle with more chocolate sauce.

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