Thursday, April 15, 2010

My Delicious Plum Baked Alaska

500 g plums
200 g sugar

For topping:
ca 100 g digestive biscuits,slightly crushed
100 g chopped roasted hazelnuts

4-5 egg whites
175 g sugar

75 ml cointreau or brandy
500 ml vanilla ice cream

Place halved & stoned plums into the oven proof moulds(4 big or eight small) ,skin side down.Sprinkle over with sugar.Bake in the preheated oven at 220C ca 40 min or until cooked.Remove from the oven & cool completely.
Shortly before serving preheat oven 220C.
Beat egg whites to stiff peaks.Slowly pour in the sugar,whisk till glossy.
Drizzle liqueur over the plums.
Scatter some of the biscuits & nuts over. 
Cut ice cream into four or eight & pile over the plums.Sprinkle over the ice cream some crushed cookies.
Using the spatula cover the ice cream with meringue,make sure its completely covered,no gaps.Smooth meringue into swirled peaks & bake in the hottest oven for 3-4 min,until golden brown or use chefs blow torch for burning meringue.
Serve immediately.

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