The August 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Elissa of 17 and Baking. For the first time, The Daring Bakers partnered with Sugar High Fridays for a co-event and Elissa was the gracious hostess of both. Using the theme of beurre noisette, or browned butter, Elissa chose to challenge Daring Bakers to make a pound cake to be used in either a Baked Alaska or in Ice Cream Petit Fours. The sources for Elissa’s challenge were Gourmet magazine and David Lebovitz’s “The Perfect Scoop”.
I decided to make the baked Alaska. The brown butter cake was easy to make (even though my butter didn't really brown!) and it tasted sooo good! But the meringue... HEAVENLY!!! I wanted to eat it by the spoonful!!!
Here are my two little baked Alaskas:
We have a creme brulee set and WAS going to use that torch to "bake" to Alaskas... but who knew you needed to get a gas canister to use it LOL So we used the lighter we sue to light the candles. It took forever so we didn't do too much - BUT the toasted parts tasted just like marshmallow. YUM!!
The end result.... pretty tasty!!! I used the leftover ice cream I made for last month's challenge!