Sunday, 31 August 2014

The One Where We Do Baked Alaska

So if you read you will know that there is one mum-job that I really do not do:

BAKE.

I don't do desserts.

I don't make cakes.

I don't make anything like that really. I can do a mean evening meal and some lovely salads and savoury items - but baking is definitely not my forte.

That's why when I popped a comment on Helen's blog, The Crazy Kitchen regarding an oh-so-yummy baked Alaska recipe, I was probably just joking about trying to make one. I mean, buying one is easier, right?

If you watched Great British Bake Off last week you'll know that Iain dramatically binned his Baked Alaska after it was left out of the freezer and it melted. So, with that in mind, I thought - well, at least it won't end up in the bin.

These were my comments on Helen's Baked Alaska recipe on her blog:


To be honest I thought about doing a 'drunk kitchen' version, but in the end I thought that just baking it might be enough of a challenge - a glass of wine thrown in would only serve to complicate matters - I'd just get distracted and dance.

So me and the girls did a Baked Alaska (sober), and here is how it turned out!





If you want the recipe do visit The Crazy Kitchen and see if you can do it. I know that mine is not the best Baked Alaska that ever was, but considering that I don't bake then I am very chuffed. We chucked it in the freezer once we had all had a slice, and Emily has since had a second frozen slice and she said it tastes 'boss.'

So you can't argue with that really can you.



I linked up with Jenny's Great Bloggers Bake Off 2014 - what a great idea!

15 comments:

  1. Wow, that turned out amazing! Well done you!

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  2. well done! I only made one myself for the first time ever for this bake off. yours looks great for a first attempt and thank you for linking up.
    see you next week? x

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  3. Well done girls, I really thought you were going to get a 'shop bought' cake out of the oven, as a joke! haha

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    1. I honestly thought it was going to be a disaster - one for You've been Framed or something :) x

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  4. Brilliant video! Love your little helpers too ... well done, girls! :) x

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    1. Ha ha - they were great and also gave me a good hand in eating it! x

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  5. I bloody LOVE that!!! You have not only made a baked Alaska when you can't bake cakes but you have done it with kids...and stayed calm!! Amazing!!! I hope this is the start of things to come, fan-bloody-tastic!! X

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    1. Not too much panicking Helen - it was mainly the ice-cream that foxed us, and we didn't even make it! :) x

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  6. What a pro!!! Tidy work Mardy :)) xx

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    1. I know! We were a bit shakey but it was all cool. We have since eaten some of the frozen cake and it is lovely! x

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  7. Well done for having a go. My husband wants me to make one but I keep wimping out! Maybe I should try it now.

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  8. It looks amazing for a non baker! ;) #greatbloggersbakeoff2014

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