If you are looking for a reason to purchase a blowtorch, here is your chance. Not that you exactly need one for this anyway. Despite the potential fire hazards latent in the torch’s mechanical design, it’s still good to have for fancy brulées. If, with a heavy sigh of resignation, you are a student with a mere stove at your disposal, that will work just as well.
These Baked Alaskas are a lethal combination of brownie, ice cream, and meringue.They are bad for you with a capital B. But so good.
While athletes playfully get their faces smothered with shaving cream, this dessert is no joke. We’d happily wade through a cloud of meringue any day.
Beautiful Baked Alaskas (Adapted from All Recipes, but halved the portion)
Ingredients - Yields 6 brownies
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 cups chocolate chips
- 3/4 cups white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350 and grease a regular-sized muffin tin.
Over low heat, melt chocolate and butter, stirring constantly until 2 become 1.
Remove from heat and stir in sugar.
Allow to cool and beat in eggs, one at a time, stirring well after each addition. Add dash of vanilla to give your chocolate brownies an ironic little twist.
Whisk flour and salt together and fold into liquid mixture.
Add batter to muffin tins and bake for about 30 minutes until toothpick comes out clean in the centre of the brownies.
While cooling, make the meringue.
Ingredients - Depends on how much meringue you want to make
- 4 egg whites
- 1 cup sugar
Blend egg whites to an oblivion until peaks are ‘stiff’. Add sugar and blend some more.
To Assemble the Baked Alaska
Add a dab of ice-cream onto each brownie bite. Pipe meringue around and on top of ice-cream to insulate it from the oven. Broil baked alaskas.
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