*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                                Baked Alaska
 
 Recipe By     : Farewell to Fat, Richard Simmons, page 172
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:37
 Categories    : 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      box           angel food cake mix
    4      large         egg whites
      1/2  teaspoon      cream of tartar
      1/2  cup           sugar
    1      teaspoon      vanilla
    6      scoops        reduced-fat Neapolitan ice cream
                         --well frozen
                         fresh whole strawberries -- for garnish
                         --optional
 
 AHEAD OF TIME:
 1. Preheat oven to 350 oF. Line two 15 x 10 x 1 inch jelly roll pans with
 parchment paper or foil.  Set aside. Prepare cake mix according to package
 directions. Pour batter into each prepared pan, spreading evenly.
 
 2. Bake one pan at a time on middle oven rack for 12 to 14 minutes, until
 top of cake is crusty and dry.  Loosen edges with spatula and immediately
 invert cakes onto wire racks. Cool. Freeze one cake for other desserts,
 such as sundaes with frozen yogurt and fresh fruit.
 
 3. Using biscuit cutter or kitchen shears, cut out 6 circles, about 3 1/2
 inches in diameter, for the one cake. Remove scraps.
 
 4. In deep, narrow-based bowl, bring egg whites to room temperature. Using
 electric mixer, beat egg whites with cream of tartar until soft peaks form.
 Continue beating while adding sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time.  Beat until
 stiff peaks form. Beat in vanilla.  Set meringue aside.
 
 JUST BEFORE SERVING:
 
 5. Preheat oven to 500 oF. Assemble Alaskas: Center frozen scoop of ice
 cream on each angle-food cake base. There should be 1/2 inch of cake border
 around base of ice cream.
 
 6. Spoon meringue over each portion of ice cream, dividing evenly. Working
 quickly, use spatula to completely enclose ice cream with meringue.  Be
 careful to seal all edges.  Meringue should be about 1/2 inch thick to meet
 with edge of cake.  Swirl peaks on top.  Use wide spatula to carefully lift
 and place Alaskas a few inches apart on large baking sheet.
 
 7. Bake 3 minutes or until meringue is lightly browned. Garnish with
 strawberries, if desired. Serve immediately.
 
 Nutrient Value Per Serving
 316 calories, 8 g protein, 5 g fat (14%fat), 60 g carbohydrate, 290 mg
 sodium, 20 mg cholesterol.
 
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