Cruise & Maritime Voyages pride themselves with a British traditional style cruise experience this includes fruit and ice carving demonstrations on board. No CMV cruise would be complete without the ‘Baked Alaska Parade’. As waiters and chefs parade through the dining room holding their famous dessert complete with sparkling firework on top, guests usually cheer whilst twirling their napkins.
In the hit musical Hello Dolly the characters Cornelius & Barnaby sing the line in the song ‘Put on your Sunday clothes’ – We’ll see the shows at Delmonico’s. It was here in New York’s famous restaurant the dessert was first used to celebrate the USA buying Alaska in 1867. The idea being it was meant to look like an igloo made of ice cream, cake and meringue.
On board CMV ship’s Baked Alaska is always popular. Executive Chef Basheer Vettickal on board Marco Polo shares his secret for a dessert for 10 people that can give you a standing ovation.
|For Alaska Sandwich|
|Grand Marnier Liquor||as Required|
|Sugar Syrup||as Required|
|Vanilla Ice Cream||5 litres|
|Strawberry Ice Cream||5 litres|
|Chocolate Ice Cream||5 litres|
|Egg White||2 litres|
|For Mix Berries Sauce|
|Cherry juice||1 litre|
|Red Wine||300 ml|
|Cinnamon Stick||a few|
|Mixed Berries||600 g|
|Lemon Zest||4 lemon|
Soak the vanilla sponge with Grand Marnier, sugar syrup; layer the 3 type of Ice cream together Like a Sandwich and cover with the vanilla sponge. Keep the sandwich in the deep freezer so it will not melt
Prepare the Meringue
Boiling the sugar water and glucose till the soft ball stage, whisk the egg white and till stiff, pour the hot sugar syrup till the Italian meringue is formed, when it is ready cover the meringue on the ice cream sandwich burn with blow torch till light golden colours and served with mixed berries sauce as soon as possible. Add indoor firework!
Check the recipe for a good cruise holiday today on www.cruiseandmaritime.com