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I’m going after my arch nemesis. That’s right! The Baked Alaska.

I’m gonna take you down, Baked Alaska! Take. You. Down.

A Baked Alaska is essentially ice cream on top of a sponge cake, coated with meringue and baked just long enough to brown the exterior of the meringue. You may remember the story I told about my first and only Baked Alaska attempt, which resulted in a tray of melted ice cream. That was too long ago to identify my misstep. But I’m going after it again!

So, who’s with me?  Anyone else got an itch to battle the big baked frozen treat?

Here’s the deal…

Whip up any version of a Baked Alaska sometime in the next week. Use any recipe, any ice cream flavor(s), any flavor sponge (or pound) cake.  Make your own sponge cake or buy one.  The only requirement is that you have a cake base, ice cream, and meringue.

There are several recipes for Baked Alaska at www.foodnetwork.com or www.epicurious.com Use one of those recipes or create your own version.

For better or worse, I’ll be writing about my showdown with the Baked Alaska a week from today. I’d love to hear how your attempts go! Remember, what’s the worst that can happen?  It melts?  Big whoop.  Take a picture and laugh at it.

I’m coming for you, Baked Alaska!  You, me, a mound of ice cream, and an extremely hot oven. Let’s do this.

Who’s with me??

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4 responses »

  1. Oh. I am in, I did not forget. I fully expect my first real foray in baking ice cream to be a wild success.

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  2. Do you get Family Fun Magazine? They have a recipe for it this month that is kid friendly.

    http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/mini-baked-alaska-676728/

    or

    http://familyfun.coverleaf.com/familyfun/20100607?pg=119#pg119

    Good luck!

    Reply
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