This childhood favourite (and a bit of a cheat) makes a popular family pudding, combining ice cream and hot meringue for an easy Baked Alaska.
Easy Baked Alaska
My mother used to make the real thing from time to time, but when she discovered the Arctic Roll, this became a bit of a favourite for a special pudding for us children. I’m afraid it is only meringue and an Arctic Roll, but sometimes that’s what it takes to give your kids a treat!
What do you do with leftover egg yolks?
Any of the following:
- Add to a white sauce or Cheese Sauce, especially for Tuna Pasta Bake
- Make Mayonnaise – instead of 2 eggs, use 1 egg and 2 yolks for a rich and creamy mayonnaise
- Pytt i panna, using leftover meat from a roast, uses an egg yolk per serving
- Pastry – Pâte brisée is my favourite form of shortcrust pastry for quiches – and needs egg yolks
- Quiches – add 2 egg yolks instead of one of the eggs to Tuna & Tomato Quiche or Cheese Quiche. Salmon & Prawn Quiche is even more luxurious with as many as 6 egg yolks to replace the 3 eggs required
- If you make any of the above and don’t know what to do with the egg whites, just freeze them until you want to make a meringue..
- Kenwood Hand Mixer – My old hand mixer – also a Kenwood – finally gave up the ghost after about 25 years. I replaced it recently with this model and it’s a joy to use – even for just whisking up the egg whites for this recipe.
If you like this…
…Why don’t you try:
Easy Baked Alaska
- 2 large egg whites
- 125 g castor sugar
- 1 Arctic Roll
- Lightly oil the baking sheet or cover with a silicone baking mat or magic liner
- Put the egg whites in a clean bowl. Using electric beaters, whisk on HIGH until dry and the peaks are firm (i.e. they don't droop over)Any trace of grease will stop the egg whites whisking up
- Add one tablespoon of sugar and whisk in. Add the remaining sugar half at a time, whisking well between each addition, to give a smooth, glossy and stiff meringue
- Put the Arctic Roll on the baking sheet
- Spread the meringue evenly over the top and sides, making sure there are no gaps at the bottom
- Freeze for 1 hour
- Preheat the oven to 220°C/ 200°C fan/ gas mark 7/ 425°F
- Cook the Baked Alaska for 8-10 minutes, until lightly browned
- Serve immediately.