Simple cooking tips to prepare baked Alaska…
Cooking time: 10 to 15 minutes
Preparation time: 15 to 20 minutes
1 fat less sponge cake
1/2 litre vanilla ice cream
5 egg whites
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1/4 cup Sugar
Orange juice as required and 1 brandy ladle
-Line a bowl with cling film, put ice cream in it and set in the refrigerator.
-Halve the cake and place one half on a serving plate. Cut the remaining half into arcs and place around the piece on the plate.
-To make the meringue, beat the egg whites in a processor. Add vanilla essence and sugar and continue to process till the egg whites are stiff and form peaks.
-Moisten the cake with a little orange juice.
-Upturn the ice cream over the centre of the cake in the plate leaving the edges. Pour the meringue over the entire cake. Keep it in the refrigerator for a while.
-You can bake it in the oven at high temperature till the meringue turns light golden. Or you can brown it with a brulee torch.
-Pour brandy into a heated steel ladle and heat it again till it catches flame. Pour it immediately over the baked Alaska and serve immediately once the flame settles.