Dad’s Baked Alaska.

Baked Alaska

Well before, that Great British Bakeoff Baked Alaska disaster my Dad had his own disaster. As in 25 years ago with a close family friend and my Mum. Dad promised to bake a Baked Alaska and let’s just say the meringues didn’t set and it was a more of a soggy cake than anything else. Years later the joke was still standing that Dad couldn’t bake. After watching the bakeoff episode he was “inspired” {encouraged} to try again. All credit to my Dad, he fully managed his Baked Alaska and it was great. He used Mary Berry’s recipe.

Start by lining and buttering a cake tin.

Baked Alaska

Cream butter and sugar.

Baked Alaska

Baked Alaska

Cream well!

Baked Alaska

Add eggs, and flour! Add your mix to the cake pans.

Baked Alaska

Bake in the oven and allow to cool. Never buy a cooling rack, just use a spare oven shelf!

Baked Alaska

Time to make the meringues – get your egg whites ready.

Baked Alaska

Baked Alaska

If you have an electric whisk, make sure you use it! Will save time and your muscles.

Baked Alaska

Whisk until stiff peaks form then add your sugar. Another method for testing if the egg whites are ready is to pour the bowl upside down, nothing should fall out if it’s ready.

Baked Alaska

Baked Alaska

Now it’s time to assemble. Spread your jam across the cake, add scoops of ice-cream in a pyramid shape.

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Add the meringue mixture.

Baked Alaska

Baked Alaska

Bake in the oven!

Baked Alaska

Look at how happy Dad is that the Alaska worked!

Baked Alaska

Mary Berry would be proud. If my Dad can manage, anyone can! A great way to spend an afternoon or evening and a different take on a post dinner treat.

Baked Alaska

Baked Alaska