Meringue for Baked Alaska – A Quick Overview


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Meringues are fairly simple to make and the only thing that may take some practice is getting your meringues all the same size so they bake evenly. You should really invest in an egg-sizer if this is your biggest problem (other than that meringues tend to crack and leak a bit of white meringue out the top, which is usually scraped off with a quality mover).

Meringues do take some time to bake, but most meringues bake at about 200 degrees Celsius or 400 degrees Fahrenheit. You will need to check on them every once in a while to make sure they aren’t going too dark while being undercooked inside.

An Overview

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They are baked dry so they should not have any moisture on the outside when you pull them from the oven either. Meringues should be very crisp on the outside and still a little moist chewy on the inside. If they come out of the oven all big and puffy, they have probably been over-cooked and will be quite dry.

Now that you know how to make meringue, let’s move on to how meringue can be used in baked Alaska.

Baked Alaska is a dessert that is made by baking an ice cream cake in the oven. The outside of the cake is usually meringue and the inside is usually some type of ice cream (usually vanilla).

Meringue for Baked Alaska

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Baked Alaska is usually served as a dessert but it can also be a great way to finish off a meal (especially if you are having guests over for dinner). It is pretty easy to make and only takes about 30 minutes to bake.

If you are looking for a dessert that will impress your guests, meringue is a great option.

As previously stated meringue for baked Alaska consists of meringue with ice cream inside. It’s really up to you what type of meringue and how much meringue you want on your baked Alaska.

You can top the meringue with some cocoa powder or powdered sugar and cinnamon and you can even add in some rum or another alcoholic beverage for a little kick!

Meringues are very flexible so you really can’t go wrong when it comes to meringues. They also take quite a long time to make, which gives you plenty of time to think about your options!

As far as using meringue in baked Alaska goes- that is simple! Just pile the meringue on top of your ice cream cake and place it in the oven until the meringue is golden brown.

You can also use meringues as a side dish for dinner if you are having some special guests over. It’s definitely an impressive dish to have people over for. So why not try meringues next time you are cooking up something nice? You will impress your guests, that’s for sure!

In the End

If you are interested in getting into baking meringues, it is best to ask someone who has done it before about meringues for baked Alaska because meringues take practice to perfect (at least according to most people). If you need more information about using meringues as part of meringues for baked Alaska, let us know in the comment section below!

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