Monday, March 7, 2011

Swiss roll bombe alaska

This one is a creation of mine... ok, so I didn't completely do it myself but I adapted this one from a magazine recipe. I made it for my girls one night at one of our wonderful dinner and movie nights (I usually get dessert duty - very willingly!) and it went down very nicely indeed.

I left it a little long before taking the photo!

So I grabbed a swiss roll from the supermarket and cut it into 5 pieces (there were only 4 of us so I ate the extra one while I was cooking!). I popped them onto a lined baking tray and then topped them all with some chopped up cherry ripe. I then got some big scoops of good chocolate ice cream and put them on top of the swiss roll and cherry ripe pieces and then put the tray into the freezer for a while to harden. While they were in the freezer, I whipped up some meringue using a couple of egg whites and caster sugar. I took the rolls and ice cream out of the freezer, quickly covered all of them with the meringue mixture and put them in the oven (my memory isn't great but I think it was at 150c). Then we watch!!! From memory, the recipe said 12 minutes but you really just need to watch until they're a little golden. If the ice cream starts leaking out onto the tray, it's time to get them out! Quickly pop them into a bowl each and you can eat them straight away as is. Loving raspberries like I do, I heated some up with a bit of sugar and put them on top. Yum!

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