The Elegant Cook

M-J de Mesterton

Elegant Cook Notes

Baking Brioche

Posted on March 28, 2011 at 6:40 PM

Elegant, Traditional Brioche in the Oven

Elegant Lemon-Coconut Pudding

Posted on March 28, 2011 at 6:39 PM

Elegant Valentine Dinner Menu

Posted on February 7, 2011 at 11:16 AM

Potage aux Artichauts

Pommes de Terre Vapeur

Filet Mignons wrapped in bacon

Profiteroles au Chocolat

I will return with more....


Elegant Baked Alaska

Posted on January 23, 2011 at 9:03 AM
Baked Alaska, an Elegant Dessert Individual Baked Alaska desserts were prepared on oven-proof McCoy "brown drip" plates. ©M-J de Mesterton 2011
M-J's Simple Instructions:
A classic pound-cake is hollowed-out in the middle, filled with vanilla ice cream, topped with meringue, and baked for a few minutes until the edges are lightly-browned.

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Fill a hollowed-out pound-cake with ice cream, preferably vanilla. Trim the top (see left) so that it is thin at its bottom, and place it on top of the ice cream. Prepare regular meringue with egg-whites and sugar. Frost the ice-cream-filled cake with it and bake the assembled dessert in a medium-hot oven until lightly browned.

Use an oven-proof serving-platter, because transferring this delicate dessert to a serving plate is likely to damage its construction. This plate is made in Japan by Noritake, in the Blue Adobe pattern.

Bring your baked alaska to table while the meringue is still hot. Place the platter on a heat-proof pad or trivet. Cut this elegant dessert into sections and serve it as soon as possible so that the ice-cream filling will be cold and the meringue coating remains warm. ©M-J de Mesterton