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Bombe Alaska with Neapolitan ice-cream


When assembling the bombe, you need to make sure the ice-creams are soft enough to work with but not melted. You'll need to begin this recipe a day ahead.

You'll need

1 litre (4 cups) pouring cream 2 vanilla beans, split and seeds scraped 16 egg yolks 400 gm caster sugar 250 gm dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), coarsely chopped 375 gm raspberries (about 3 punnets)   Meringue 4 eggwhites 220 gm (1 cup) caster sugar 2 tbsp cornflour, sifted 2 tsp white vinegar

Method

  • 01
  • Combine half the cream, vanilla beans and vanilla seeds in a large saucepan, bring to the boil over medium-high heat. Meanwhile, whisk yolks and sugar in a large heatproof bowl until thick and pale (4-5 minutes). Pour cream mixture over yolk mixture, whisking continuously to combine, then return to a clean pan and stir continuously over low heat until mixture coats the back of a spoon thickly (10-15 minutes). Strain through a fine sieve into a bowl placed over ice, cool completely.
  • 02
  • Whisk remaining cream until soft peaks form, fold through cooled custard. Divide into thirds, freeze one-third in an ice-cream machine according to manufacturer’s instructions and freeze until required.
  • 03
  • Process raspberries in a food processor until smooth, then pass through a fine sieve to yield 250ml purée. Stir into one portion of the remaining custard, freeze in an ice-cream machine according to manufacturer’s instructions and freeze until required.
  • 04
  • Melt chocolate in a heatproof bowl over simmering water, add to remaining custard, stir to combine. Freeze in an ice-cream machine according to manufacturer’s instructions. Meanwhile, remove vanilla and raspberry ice-creams from freezer to soften slightly.
  • 05
  • Place a 2.5 litre tiffin mould (see note) in freezer until cold. Spoon large dollops of each ice-cream randomly into mould to create marbled pattern, tapping mould as you go to remove air bubbles. Smooth top, cover with plastic wrap and freeze for at least 8 hours.
  • 06
  • For meringue, whisk eggwhites in electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form (1-2 minutes). Gradually add sugar, whisk continuously until stiff and shiny (4-5 minutes), add cornflour and vinegar, whisk to combine.
  • 07
  • Dip mould in hot water and unmould onto a serving platter. Cover bombe with meringue using abstract stokes, ensuring there are no holes. Toast all over with a kitchen blowtorch set on medium until golden (1-2 minutes), cut into wedges, serve immediately.

Note Tiffin moulds are available from speciality cake shops such as Iced Affair.


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  • Serves 12 people
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