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Baked Alaska

Food Network Canada
YIELDS
6 servings
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Ingredients

Vanilla Ice Cream

2
cup whipping cream
1
cup milk
2
vanilla bean
9
egg yolk
cup sugar
dash salt

Meringue

4
egg white
½
tsp cream of tartar
1
cup sugar

Sugar Cookies

½
cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 ¼
cup sugar
1
egg
3
Tbsp milk
1
tsp vanilla extract
2
cup all purpose flour
2
tsp cream of tartar
1
tsp baking soda
dash salt
4
Tbsp sugar, for coating
dash rum
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Directions

Step 1

Heat cream and milk with the scraped seeds of vanilla beans (let pods steep in cream for extra flavour).

Step 2

Whisk together egg yolks, sugar and salt.

Step 3

When cream has come just to a simmer, remove bean pods.

Step 4

While whisking eggs, gradually add a little of the cream mixture at a time, until all has been mixed in. Reduce heat to medium low and return custard to heat, stirring until it thickens (or coats the back of the spoon). Remove from heat and strain. Chill completely.

Step 5

Following manufacturer’s instructions, make ice cream as directed. Let firm up in freezer for an hour before scooping.

Step 6

In a mixer or with an electric beater, whip egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy. Slowly add sugar and continue beating until whites hold a stiff peak.

Step 7

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Step 8

Cream together butter and 1 ¼ c sugar. Stir in egg, milk and vanilla.

Step 9

Sift together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt and stir in.

Step 10

Shape small tablespoonfuls of cookie dough into balls and roll in sugar.

Step 11

Place on a greased baking sheet and press down with palm of your hand.

Step 12

Bake for 15 minutes and remove from pan to cool.

Step 13

Line a baking sheet with plastic wrap. Scoop 6 scoops of ice cream onto sugar cookies and place on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with rum and re-freeze.

Step 14

Using a spatula or palette knife, spread meringue over ice cream, pulling to create curls by pulling away from meringue (or a piping bag with a star tip makes easy work of this).
Keep frozen until ready to serve.

Step 15

Preheat oven to 400 F.

Step 16

Bake alaskas for 2-3 minutes, until meringues just brown a little. Serve immediately.

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