Alaskan desserts are old fashioned desserts,originating from New York.
This has a cake base ,topped with ice cream,and a meringue to crown this lovely dessert.
You can use any cake ,or ice cream flavor.The basic dessert has a vanilla sponge,and vanilla
ice cream.You could innovate your layers of ice cream,and cake.
Today i want to share with you a brownie based Alaskan dessert.
A thin slice of brownie ( Triple Chocolate Fudge Brownies(Flourless))
500 ml of chocolate ice cream
500 ml of pistachio or vanilla ice cream
2-3 tblsp rum ,sherry,or brandy(optional)
Line a round tin,or a springform pan with parchment paper.
Place the cake at the bottom,and drizzle the liquor over the cake.
Layer the ice cream alternatively over the base.
Place another piece of parchment paper or foil on the ice cream,and freeze for
minimum 2 hours.The ice cream should be hard ,to withstand the heat while in the oven
after you put on the meringue.
Now for the meringue
4 egg whites
Brandy to flambe(optional)
Beat the egg whites till stiff .Add sugar and beat till glossy
Remove cake from the freezer .Remove the paper and carefully transfer it to a serving
tray.Cover the cake with the meringue and quickly bake in a very hot oven for 4-5
minutes.(200 degrees)or untill the meringue is brown on top.
Optional flambe method.(picture shows the flambe method)
Heat brandy (not bubbling),and pour over meringue.
Don’t panic if you see flames it will settle down on its own.
You could directly Flambe it ,or bake the meringue light and flambe.
Those who like the blowtorch method can use that.(i don’t advise or like to use for health
Try it and rush in your comments or suggestions!
Tip :For those who are not certain with the meringue.Grab a packet of macaroons and
spread it over while serving.
To add to the richness(not calories),drizzle chocolate or caramel sauce…Yumm…!
You can add stewed fruits or nuts while layering the ice cream.