Monday, August 08, 2011

Baked Alaska with Chocolate Chip Cookie and Chocolate Ice Cream—A Guest Post by Me at Cookie Madness!

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Check out my first ever guest post at Cookie Madness!  Anna and her family are on a vacation.  First they are spending a few days in Seattle, then they are surprising their 9 year old daughter and going on an Alaskan Cruise.  I’m sure it will be so fun, what more, since they are from Austin, Texas and have been having a super hot summer, I know they’ll love the cooler weather.

Just for fun, I volunteered to do a guest post for Anna while she’s gone and she took me up on the offer.  Then the decision on what to make and post quickly came to mind—Baked Alaska!  I’d never even eaten one before much less made one, so this turned out to be a fun challenge for me and I’ve now discovered yet another dessert I really like!   I went a little non-traditional and made mine with chocolate chip cookie on the bottom, but I think it will be fun to try it with different kinds of cake (traditionally it’s made with a sponge cake).  I think brownies would also be good!  The flavor possibilities are also endless.  And my favorite part was the meringue—It tasted like ooey, gooey toasted marshmallow.

It was fun for me to get to post for Anna while she’s away, so thank you, Friend, for letting me play!  Go check out the post on Anna’s blog for the recipe!  Adding to my wish list—a kitchen torch!

Baked Alaska 8-4-11

14 comments:

Lisa said...

Awesome! My dream one day is to get around to making a baked Alaska. Heading over to go check the full post out.

Paige said...

Love the chocolate chip cookie on the bottom!

Maria said...

Now that is a dessert!

Meaghan Luby said...

amazingly awesome looking! i want to give this a whirl... going to investigate now! thanks for sharing!
-meg
@ http://clutzycooking.blogspot.com

Krista {Budget Gourmet Mom} said...

That looks amazing!!!

Lisa~~ said...

My goodness that looks good.

Lisa~~
Cook Lisa Cook

Leslie said...

OMG..r u serious? This looks crazy good!

Cooking Foodie said...

Its gorgeous...the meringue looks glossy and perfect...
Its on my wish list to make as well!

Georgia Pellegrini said...

That's so fun and cheeky that you chose baked Alaska for this guest post. That meringue looks incredible.

Anne-Marie @ This Mama Cooks! said...

Your meringue is perfect! Great job. Love how these classic kitschy recipes are coming back in vogue.

Jane Bonacci - The Heritage Cook said...

What a wonderful idea to have a chocolate chip cookie as the base. Brilliant!!

Lana @ Never Enough Thyme said...

I love Baked Alaska. I have fond memories of my mother making it for dinner parties back in the 60's. And I just made it for my grandchildren last week - they love it, too!

jillbert said...

That looks awesome! I made Baked Alaska with a brownie bottom before we went on an Alaskan cruise. I didn't think I'd like it that much, but it was really good!

Megan's Cookin' said...

Perfect choice for this guest post! I love it. I have never made Baked Alaska but this one is beautiful.