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Berry baked Alaska

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Makes 1
Dietary Vegetarian
From Ready Steady Cook


  1. Place the cornflakes into a small circle in the centre of a large plate and top with the ice cream.

  2. Whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks are formed, then whisk in the sugar until stiff glossy peaks are formed again.

  3. Spoon the egg white mixture into a piping bag and pipe over the ice cream.

  4. Using a mini-blowtorch, heat the meringue until golden brown.

  5. Spoon the mixed berries round the bottom of the baked Alaska and dust with icing sugar.

  6. To make the coulis, place the mixed berries, lime juice and icing sugar into a small food processor and blend until smooth.

  7. Pass the berry mixture through a fine sieve.

  8. To serve, spoon two tablespoons of the coulis around the baked Alaska.


For the baked Alaska

  • 50g/1¾oz cornflakes
  • 100g/3½oz vanilla ice cream, cut into a disc shape with a pastry cutter
  • 5 free-range egg whites
  • 200g/7oz caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp frozen mixed berries, defrosted
  • icing sugar, for dusting

For the berry coulis

  • 100g/3½oz mixed berries, defrosted
  • 1 lime, juice only
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar

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Berry baked Alaska

Fruit and vegetables

Cooking ingredients

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