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Baked Alaska in Toronto

stevepastelan Feb 3, 2007 05:21 PM

Hello, food gurus!

Could you help me out? Where can one get a good Baked Alaska here in Toronto!


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    Professorhiro RE: stevepastelan Feb 4, 2007 05:55 AM

    Hi Steve,

    I am sure you can get it at Dutch Dreams Ice Cream parlour at Vaughn Rd. and Bathurst. The place is owned by a father and son duo but the father has been semi-retired for the last couple of years and he was the one who made the Baked Alaska.

    A couple of years ago I chatted with the son and, at that time it was still on their menu, he gave me the impression that the Baked Alaska was pretty much his fathers domain although he could make them if he had too.

    You may want to check before heading out. I think Dutch Dreams may be your best bet to find this phenomenal dessert in Toronto.

    Let me know how it goes!

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      Negaduck RE: stevepastelan Feb 4, 2007 06:14 AM


      1. MiniMom RE: stevepastelan Feb 5, 2007 10:10 AM

        Very easy to make at home.. we used to always have it at easter.
        Buy the box of neoplolitan ice cream I think chapmans does it..or if you prefer you can choose whatever ice cream, let it melt a little bit and use a loaf pan, press your 1st layer of ice cream into the pan freeze follow procedure with next 2 layers. Make a brownie loaf in the a similar loaf pan. Once you have your ice cream layers & brownie complete add the brownie layer onto the bottom of the ice cream & freeze together. Proceed with your basic merangue recipe, take ice cream from freezer, let thaw a little bit. Add the merange onto the top & take to the taple add some grand marnie to the top & light it up. Simple.
        Or follow the recipe i attached which is more detailed.


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          bogie RE: stevepastelan Feb 5, 2007 01:14 PM

          Barberian's steakhouse has it on their after theatre/late night menu.

          1. Vise RE: stevepastelan Feb 5, 2007 02:39 PM

            According to Toronto Life's new issue Opal Jazz Lounge flambees their Baked Alaska tableside in the traditional manner... sounds like fun.

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              Negaduck RE: Vise Feb 5, 2007 09:35 PM

              Barberian's also does this. You can request it before 10pm even though it's on their late menu.

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                Nephandus RE: Vise Mar 7, 2007 10:44 AM

                Yep - my wife ordered it at Opal. It's flambeed with an anise liqueur, which my wife was so-so on. It was a dramatic presentation, and technically correct, but it didn't quite satisfy my wife's desire for something that was more ...cooked? I guess she's always wanted to try it, but her impression was that the meringue would be cooked and golden like in a lemon pie - not the case with a flambeed meringue. If I'm getting it right, she wanted the childlike drama of cooked ice cream, rather than simply flambeed ice cream. It was fine, good enough. Frankly though, I was suprised to see it at all on the menu - it's essentially cake and ice cream.

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                TestKitchenChef RE: stevepastelan Feb 8, 2007 12:57 AM

                would agree with negaduck, the first dessert I ever made back in high school, not big on Neopolitan ice cream - but choice is yours. My secret is taking the brownies out of the oven before they have completely set - leaving you with a slightly gooy, delicious soft filling which adds to the textural experience in the finished product - very yummy.

                1. creambrulee RE: stevepastelan Mar 7, 2007 03:40 PM

                  the one in Harbour 60 steakhouse is also very nice!

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