Black Forest Baked Alaska

Black Forest Baked Alaska That photo there might look like nothing more than a pile of meringue plonked on a baking tray to you (yeah, it does to me as well) but that is in fact my very first attempt at on of the things in the baking world that defies all the laws of logic - a baked alaska! Ok, ok, I know the merigue is supposed to be arranged over the cake and ice-cream in artistic swirls but while I was trying to cover everything I started to panic because it kept sliding off the ice-cream. Up until that point I had been relatively calm about the idea of putting ice-cream in a hot oven (!!!) but suddenly I lost it and decided to just just get the whole thing covered and bung it in there and go for the aesthetics the next time. Oh there will definitely be a next time. I've already had several ideas but the one I really want to try involves chocolate and caramel and my secret component which will have to remain a secret until I make it because it will be so obvious,

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