Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Chocolate Pistachio Baked Alaska


One recipe brownies (CLICK HERE).
Pistachio Ice-cream (We used Ben and Jerry’s)

4 large egg whites 
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar

Beat the egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt on high speed in an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Beat in the sugar gradually in a slow stream until stiff peaks form.

Use a round cookie cutter and cut brownies into individual servings.  
Place on wax paper and freeze for at least 30 minutes.  

Scoop pistachio ice-cream onto brownie and freeze for another hour. 

  Make meringue and cover brownie and ice-cream completely.  (You can spoon it on or pipe it using a pastry bag).  Freeze for at least 2 more hours. 

Place in a 500F oven until golden brown or you can do it like the pros and torch it!

Serve immediately.

Haylee’s Note:
Baked Alaska has always been pretty intimidating to me, especially because this was my first time making meringue.  It isn’t particularly hard, but it DOES take a long time.  I think this would be a good dessert for company though because everything is prepped and ready hours before.  I did a second baked Alaska with mint chocolate chip and I’m not sure which we liked better, they were both excellent!

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