How to make it

  • In a large saucepan, melt chocolate and shortening; remove from the heat.
  • Stir in sugar and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; stir into chocolate mixture. Add nuts if desired.
  • Spread into a greased 9-in. round baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with moist crumbs (do not overbake).
  • Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, line an 8-in. or 9-in. round bowl (1-1/2-qts.) with foil.
  • Quickly spread strawberry ice cream over bottom and up sides of bowl, leaving center hollow; cover and freeze for 30 minutes. Pack vanilla ice cream into center; cover and freeze.
  • To assemble, place the brownie base on a 10-in. ovenproof serving plate. Unmold ice cream onto brownie. Return to freezer while preparing meringue.
  • In a heavy saucepan or double boiler over simmering water, combine the egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar. Heat over low heat while beating egg white mixture with a portable mixer on low speed for 1 minute, scraping down sides of bowl. Continue beating until mixture reaches 160°. Remove from the heat. Beat on high speed until stiff peaks form.
  • Quickly spread over ice cream and brownie. Bake at 500° for 2-5 minutes or until meringue is lightly browned. (Or return to freezer until ready to bake.) Transfer to a serving plate; serve immediately. Yield: 12 servings.

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  • 22566 10 years ago
    Had to make Baked Alaska as home project for home ec.

    Will~~~ I did't get the meringue sealed sufficiently enough around~~~so~~~.

    Thank-you for bring back a now humorous memory.

    This is a great recipe,Thank-you

    Kind Regards
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    wow awsome thanks love this recipe
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    " It was excellent "
    m11andrade ate it and said...
    Wow, Tigger! This looks excellent!
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    " It was excellent "
    lanacountry ate it and said...
    OH my high 55555!! Fabulous group added as
    well..!! :)
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  • gapeach55 10 years ago
    Definately sounds yummy! A High 5! on this. Saving it.
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    " It was excellent "
    markeverett ate it and said...
    Decadent!! WOW! Thanks! I might have to substitute mocha ice cream for the strawberry (I don't really care for strawberry ice cream) ;-)
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