Baked Alasaka recipe

Juliet's gone to the poles with this hot and cold Baked Alaska recipe. Find out what else went on in Come Dine With Me Oxford

Ingredients

  • 3 large egg whites
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 2 mini panettone, each cut into 2 - 3 thick slices
  • Good quality vanilla ice cream

METHOD

How to make Baked Alaska

1. Preheat the oven to 230°C/Gas 8. Whisk the egg whites in a clean bowl until stiff peaks form. Gradually whisk in the caster sugar, adding just 2 tbsp at a time until the meringue is firm and shiny.

2. Place the panettone slices on a baking tray, evenly spaced apart, and top each one with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, leaving a small gap around the edge.

3. Spoon the meringue over each slice, making sure it covers the ice cream and panettone completely - right down to the tray. Don't leave any gaps or the ice cream will melt.

4. Bake at the top of the oven for 4-5 minutes, until the meringue is delicately coloured and crisp on the outside - don't leave it for any longer! Serve immediately.

Please note this recipe is the contestant's own and has not been tested professionally. Like the Come Dine With Me contestants, you could be creating a culinary delight or dining disaster, so switch on your ovens and be bold

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