Sunday, February 13, 2011

Baked Alaska with Homemade Banana Ice Cream, Brownies & Chocolate Covered Strawberries

This weekend has been a dream. We got messages, had a delicious brunch at one of our most favorite places, relaxed, and made some incredible food.

Baked Alaska


So, the night started with Brian making me a nostalgic dinner, one he made for me 2 years ago today, when he proposed.

Pork chops, apples, green beans and rosemary garlic mashed potatoes

It was awesome. So many good memories! Brian agreed to let me make the dessert and I knew I wanted to make my guy something really special, cause I've got to admit, he's pretty awesome. I wanted to stay true to the dessert he made me that night, chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream and strawberries, but I wanted to amp it up. So, first I made one of our current favorites, a low calorie banana ice cream I've been making a lot lately. I paired the ice cream with a low fat brownie mix, except I added a little coffee to it too. Then, it came time to layer and freeze.

Chocolate brownie and Banana Ice Cream

To layer, I just lined a bowl with some saran wrap, then layered brownie, ice cream a couple of times, until the bowl was full. I froze the layers until they were set, then prepared my meringue. I didn't really measure the meringue, but just used the typical few egg whites, a little cream of tartar and about 1/2 cup sugar - then came the fun part.

Baked Alaska

Piping! Now, I probably could have got my peaks a little stiffer, but I was so excited to get this guy into the oven!

Baked Alaska

And that's all it took! I paired the Baked Alaska with a few chocolate covered strawberries and we were instantly in heaven.

Baked Alaska

To celebrate today, Brian and I are taking a couple's pasta making class! It sure is a good weekend for our hearts and our bellies. Yum, yum, yum.

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! xoxo!


Hiroko said...

Mmm... Both the meal and cake look yummy!!!!
I made cheese cake today for my husband. I originally planed to eat it on Valentine's day, however we already ate a half of it :P
Happy Valentine's Day!!!!

dailycraft said...

Mmmmm, cheesecake! Enjoy that second half today :)

Erin Lian said...

I have never had baked alaska before! I now really really really want it for my breakist :)

Lisa said...

Cheese cake my favorite these receipts look wonderful. I going to be giving them a try, thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Looks like some aliens brains to me: this is what happens in the desserts of forgotten dreams: it all ends up as Baked Alaska.

SimplyMe said...

The baked Alaska looks very interesting and yummy.

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Altenpflege said...

WoW! that looks really great.

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