5.10.2012

The Thrifted Kitchen {Brownie Baked Alaskas}


I've always been really intimated by Baked Alaska. I think mostly because I am really clueless when it comes to anything science-related, and I could not wrap my mind around how the heck you put something like ice cream in the oven and it comes out still frozen. So when I came across this recipe for individual brownie Alaskas in that Betty Crocker recipe box I thrifted last weekend, I thought it seemed a little less intimidating to tackle in individual portions. This way, I could bake them two at time, and if it somehow turned into a melty mess in the oven, it wouldn't ruin the whole batch.

After all was said and done, though, it's actually pretty easy to make. The key is making sure that ice cream is frozen enough. So before I even started making the brownies, I put individual scoops of strawberry ice cream on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and popped it in the freezer. Then, once the brownies were cooled, I cut them into 3-inch squares, put them on the baking sheet in the freezer, and was able to pick up each scoop and place it on top of the brownie.

I made ours in an 8x8 baking dish so they would be thicker, but it only yields four 3-inch brownies. So if you want more servings, make sure and bake it in that 9x13 I know you have handy. :)


Individual Brownie Baked Alaskas
Courtesy of The Betty Crocker Recipe Card Library, 1971
Yields 9 servings

1 package of fudge brownie mix
1 pint strawberry ice cream
4 egg whites
1/2 cup sugar

Baked brownies as directed on package. Cut into 3-inch squares; place on baking sheet. Top each with small scoop of ice cream and place in freezer 1 hour.

Heat oven to 500 degrees. Beat egg whites until foamy. Beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time; continue beating until stiff and glossy. Cover brownies and ice cream with meringue, sealing it to the edge of the brownies. Bake 3 to 4 minutes or until meringue is light brown.

2 comments:

  1. Genius! And what gorgeous photos.

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  2. YUM!!! This looks delicious and simple. Great photos.

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