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Recipe

Chocolate Raspberry Baked Alaska

Times

  • Ready Time : 0 min

Servings

12-16

Ingredients

    For Brownie Layer

    • 3/4 cup good quality unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 cup amaretto
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1/2 cup almond flour/almond meal
    • 1/3 chocolate chips, melted

    For Raspberry layer

    • 2 12-oz bags frozen raspberries, thawed with juices
    • 8 large egg yolks
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 2/3 cup Kosher for Passover Amaretto

    For Meringue

    • 8 egg whites*
    • 2 cups sugar

    Directions

    To make the brownie layer:
    Preheat the oven to 325. Line a 9×9 square pan with parchment or foil, leaving an overhang on two sides. Spray the pan liberally with cooking spray. Set aside

    Combine the oil, sugars, cocoa, amaretto, salt and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the almond flour and beat at high speed for 2 minutes. Stir in the melted chocolate.

    Pour into the prepared pan. Bake for approximately 25 minutes or until a tester near the middle of the pan comes out with lots of moist crumbs. They will seem underdone, that is correct. Let the brownies cool completely in the pan, then remove them from pan by lifting them out with the parchment/foil overhang. Cut the brownie in half into two 9 x 4.5 inch pieces. Set aside.
    (can be made up to two days in advance, further if the brownies are frozen)

    To make the raspberry layer:

    Line 2 9 x 4.5 inch loaf pans with plastic wrap or parchment paper and set aside.

    Puree the berries in food processor. Strain through a sieve set over large measuring cup, pressing in solids in strainer to extract as much puree as possible. Alternatively, pass the raspberries through a food mill to remove the seeds. Cover puree and chill until cold, at least 1 hour and up to 1 day.

    Combine egg yolks, amaretto and sugar in a medium metal bowl. Set over saucepan of simmering water (do not allow the bottom of the bowl to touch the water). Whisk constantly until thick and billowy and candy thermometer registers 160, about 7 minutes. (If you do not have a candy thermometer it should feel hot to the touch) Remove bowl from water. Add 1 ¾ cup cold berry puree. Using an electric mixer beat mixture until cool, about 7 minutes. Pour into prepared baking pans. Top each pan with one piece of the brownie. Cover, freeze until firm, at least 6 hours.

    For Meringue
    Place the egg whites and sugar in the metal bowl of an electric mixer. Place the bowl over a pan of simmering water and stir constantly until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is warm to the touch, 2-3 minutes. Transfer bowl to the mixer and whip (using the whisk attachment) until the mixture holds a stiff peak. (Depending on the size of the mixing bowl this may need to be done in two batches)

    Remove one of the loaf pans from the freezer. Invert it onto a cookie sheet and remove the plastic wrap. Working quickly, spread ½ the meringue on the frozen loaf, making sure to cover it completely and seal the edges. Return it to the freezer and repeat with the second loaf. (The baked Alaskas can be made up to this point a day ahead. Keep frozen until ready to serve.)

    Right before serving remove the baked Alaskas from the freezer. Place them under the broiler for 1-2 minutes or until the outsides are lightly toasted. This can also be done using a kitchen torch. Serve immediately.

    *the egg whites in this recipe are not fully cooked. If that is a concern use pasteurized egg whites for the meringue.

    Note: In order to make individual baked Alaskas like shown in the pictures double the brownie and meringue recipes. Use 2.5-3 inch dessert rings to cut out circles in the brownie. Leave the brownie in the dessert ring and fill to the top with the raspberry filling. Once frozen remove the rings and carefully coat each dessert with the meringue. Makes approximately 12 (depending on the size of the dessert rings).

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    About Shoshana Ohriner

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    Shoshana is the creator and author of the popular blog Couldn't Be Parve, specializing in naturally delicious dairy-free desserts. Her recipes have been published in a variety of publications and websites, including the Jewish Week and Kosher.com. She lives in California with her husband and three little boys.

     

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    9 Responses to Chocolate Raspberry Baked Alaska

    1. avatar says: Sandra

      Where does one find these almond flour , ameratto for Passover.. I would love to change my boring menu but I can never find the food in many of the receipes I find online.

    2. avatar says: monica

      Sandra, I have the exact same question! If you find out, please let me know where to find k-f-p amaretto and almond flour.

    3. Almond flour is simply finely ground almonds. I have found them in the Passover section of many grocery stores (I have only looked in Ny and Ca so I don’t know what is available elsewhere). If you can’t find it you can make your own in the food by pulsing almonds until finely ground. Don’t overprocess or it will turn into almond butter.

      For the amaretto I use bartanura brand which is available in liquor stores with a good selection of kosher liqueurs. Many brands of kosher liqueurs are also kosher for Passover, so check the labels. I imagine it might be available online as well. Hope this helps!

    4. There is a website called Digestive Wellness which sells almond flour that is K-F-P as well as other products. It is different than ground almonds that you get in the stores and is wonderful to bake with. Check out Ilana’s Pantry for recipes.

    5. How much oil and which sugar in the brownies. These ingredients are not listed in the above recipe.

    6. avatar says: Phyllis

      Do you have any substitutes for almond flour? My son is allgeric to nuts.

    7. avatar says: Gina

      Thanks to the concerns for gluten free products, almond flour is quite easily found now. It’s definitely carried in the baking section of Whole Foods, and most places where they sell Bob’s Redmill products. This looks like a gorgeous recipe. Can’t wait to try it!

    8. avatar says: Carol

      How far in advance can this be made and frozen?

    9. avatar says: Barbara

      How much chocolate? 1/3 cup? 1/3 lb?

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