Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Home Made Baked Alaska

This is a pudding that will please both adult and child alike and it is tasty and not as complicated as you think it is

I usually make my own flan sponge base using the whisked sponge recipe I posted earlier on but equally you can buy one

Here is the link to the sponge recipe:


I have a couple of special flan sponge tins which you do not see very often.  It has a groove all the way round it which forms the raised rim on the sponge.  if you do not have this type of tin just use an ordinary sponge cake base.


1 x 18cm (7 inch) sponge flan case or a single layer of sponge cake
30ml/2 tablespoon brandy or sherry (optional)
Raspberry jam
Fruit (optional)
Meringue topping made with 3 egg whites
Dairy ice cream made with fresh double cream or bought vanilla or flavoured ice cream
Glace fruits to decorate (optional)

  1. Put flan or cake on to an ovenproof plate or dish
  2. Moisten with Brandy or Sherry I use raspberry jam/raspberry puree for a non alcoholic version
  3. Make meringue topping
  4. Spoon ice cream straight onto sponge on top of raspberry jam but you can add fresh fruit as well. 
  5. Pipe on Meringue in swirls or swirl it with a knife and make sure there is a seal between meringue and sponge.  Stud with glace fruits if using.
  6. Bake in oven at Gas Mark 8 for 1 - 3 minutes until meringue starts to go golden
  7. Serve immediately.

A real crowd pleaser you can serve with lit sparklers stuck into the meringue for added effect.




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