Tuesdays with Dorie BCM: Black-and-White Baked Alaska

June 26, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in BCM, cakes & tortes, groups, ice creams & frozen, layer cakes, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 7 Comments
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black-and-awhite baked alaska

What do I have to say about Baked Alaska? Cake & ice cream & meringue…really, do I need to say more? I think not, but I will say just enough to tell you that the cake here is a flourless chocolate souffléd brownie-type thing, and while the ice cream could have been any kind, I chose coffee. Those two flavors are a match that can only be made better with swirls of sticky meringue. I made individual-sized Alaskas, rather than a large one, so I was a little concerned about browning the meringue in the oven. I thought they might be too delicate for that, so I used my blowtorch instead…which is more fun anyway…maybe next time I’ll try setting it on fire.

black-and-awhite baked alaska

For the recipe, see Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the TWD Blogroll!

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  1. I agree what’s not to like with baked Alaska. Your individual versions look cute.

  2. Love your individual Alaskas. If I had moults small enough I would have done that too as it was just for me.

  3. Yours is perfect! Love the pattern from the torch!

  4. These look really good! I recently went to a restaurant here at Manly Beach and they actually had a baked Alaska on the dessert menu! I was so excited. They set it alight in front of us, however the alcohol they used (I think ouzo?) was soooo strong I couldn’t taste anything else. So I was glad I had the chance to make this. I never thought of coffee ice cream, that would have been wonderful!

  5. Love your mini version. Coffee ice cream sounds like the perfect match to the brownie base.

  6. Oh I love the torched look! I couldn’t get mine that brown. I totally agree, what is not to love!

  7. Ohhh with coffee ice cream 👌

    On Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 1:06 AM a whisk and a spoon wrote:

    > steph (whisk/spoon) posted: ” What do I have to say about Baked Alaska? > Cake & ice cream & meringue…really, do I need to say more? I think not, > but I will say just enough to tell you that the cake here is a flourless > chocolate souffléd brownie-type thing, and while the i” >


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