I just spent the most amazing week with my family in Seattle. My parents were missing John and decided to bring us both up for a fun pre-holiday vacation. It was great to see everyone and give John a chance to get to know them all better. We played games, did some shopping, saw some sites, and ate way too many holiday treats.
Now I’m home and very much looking forward to a quiet Christmas here. I plan to spend the next few days baking up a storm. Inspired by what I see everyone (online and offline) baking, I have a long list of sweet treats I want to make.
What are you baking this week? If you’re still looking for some inspiration, perhaps a gorgeous show-stopping dessert, look no further. This Baked Alaska is it.
Seriously, does a dessert get any prettier than this? I don’t think so.
Baked Alaska may be an old-fashioned dessert, but I think it’s time for a revival. A fudgy brownie sits at the bottom, topped with a dome of peppermint flavored ice cream filled with candy cane bits, and covered with a thick layer of toasted meringue. Heavenly.
Low on time? Use a boxed brownie mix and store-bought peppermint ice cream. It will cut out a lot of the prep time, still taste amazing, and no one will be the wiser!
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