Claire Saffitz Makes Baked Alaska | Dessert Person

Claire Saffitz Makes Baked Alaska | Dessert Person

Many thanks to KitchenAid for partnering with Claire and furnishing her new kitchen with not only their amazing Smart Oven+ but an entire suite of beautifully crafted and impeccably designed major appliances, including the FreeFlex Third Rack Dishwasher.

Baked Alaska, consisting of molded ice cream set atop a sponge cake base and covered in toasted meringue, is not exactly a simple dessert, but there are ways to make it simpler: definitely use store-bought ice cream, assemble it in stages, and rely on your oven to do the work. In this episode, Claire shows you a summery, strawberry-laced, individualized spin on Baked Alaska using her new KitchenAid Smart Oven. The KitchenAid Smart oven syncs with a mobile app so it’s convenient and seamless to set and check timers and control and change temperatures from anywhere.

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Roasted Strawberry Baked Alaskas
Makes 4

Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream Base
8 ounces (226g) strawberries, hulled and chopped
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
1 pint strawberry ice cream

Sponge Cake
¾ cup cake flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
⅛ teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon kosher salt, plus a pinch
3 large eggs (150g), whites and yolks separated, at room temperature
½ cup granulated sugar (100g), divided
¼ cup neutral oil (56g), such as grapeseed or peanut
¼ cup buttermilk (60g), at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
⅛ teaspoon cream of tartar

Italian Meringue
3 large egg whites (105g)
¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
Pinch of kosher salt
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
½ cup granulated sugar (100g)

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  • Claire looks like she is making a lot more money now that she is on her on and away from that bon appetit deal. Though her content is not what it used to be. I like the recreating of things. While I did see the candles video and kinda want to make that myself!

    William Glaser 19/10/2022 pm8:11
  • Yes Claire getting the KitchenAid sponsorship and outfitted kitchen 🙌 so deserved.
    Also that timer comment and flashback to the brioche was hilarious!

    teeandessing12 19/10/2022 pm8:11
  • When I lived in the Mojave I was a desert person.

    Tony Marselle 19/10/2022 pm8:11
  • I seriously believe that no one deserves a professional kitchen being sponsored by KitchenAid more than Clair, who released a full cookbook from her tiny kitchen in a New York apartment. Congrats 🎉💕

    Lourdes Chahbenderian Picco 19/10/2022 pm8:11
  • The little face on the “stiff peak “made my day.❤

    Ms Peach 19/10/2022 pm8:11
  • kitchenaid if you’re reading this you should make an oven that you can adjust the racks by a button. like it rises and stuff automatically 😭 my least favorite thing is rearranging the racks for different recipes

    ollie katz 19/10/2022 pm8:11
    i've baked for years but this is the one dessert i'm afraid to make lol

    peacerose96 19/10/2022 pm8:11
  • Glug is my new favorite unit of measurement

    Nina Babbitt 19/10/2022 pm8:11
  • I thought for a second Claire was wearing Yeezy slides in the beginning

    Alex Edin 19/10/2022 pm8:11
  • For a fall take – chocolate sponge and pumpkin ice-cream

    Melissa Anderson 19/10/2022 pm8:11
  • Marzipan covered cake bites or almond pastry (Bear Claw?) would be a nice Autumn dessert to see…

    SundayVlogger 19/10/2022 pm8:11
  • chestnut ice cream would be great in these!

    Analogue Geek 19/10/2022 pm8:11
  • Congrats, Claire! The kitchen (and the baked Alaska) is beautiful! ❤

    Madison 19/10/2022 pm8:11
  • Congrats on the partnership! 🙂 great match

    candycakeshake 19/10/2022 pm8:11
  • ❤🇬🇧

    DomB 19/10/2022 pm8:11
  • I have never made this in individual portions, and no hard brownie base. Brilliant.

    James K Tucker 19/10/2022 pm8:11
  • Toe beans!

    Dustin Jolicoeur 19/10/2022 pm8:11
  • Ugh dream kitchen!!! Major props to kitchen aid love the fridge/freezer. That mixer color is cooolll!! We have the bright red one and she is our baby hahah

    LYMental 19/10/2022 pm8:11
  • So amazing! A little bit above my baking level though 😅

    Janne Franssens 19/10/2022 pm8:11
  • Ooooh someone got her home kitchen renovation and appliances sponsored 😍 I respect the hussel!👏🥳 Get fucked bon appetite! Our queen is THRIVING without you 🤪

    Loving the less loved 19/10/2022 pm8:11
  • I feel like i’ve said this on numerous claire videos but that orange stand mixer is so SEXY

    Renee Daggett 19/10/2022 pm8:11
  • Persimmons are my fav fall fruit. I’d love to see a dessert with them! 🥰

    Megan Tran 19/10/2022 pm8:11
  • OMG NEVER am I ever with a smart oven. For what!? Jeez.

    last days 19/10/2022 pm8:11

    Mind Riot 19/10/2022 pm8:11
  • Ok, green screen eggs…..

    Franky Lockenour 19/10/2022 pm8:11
  • Yet another fantastic Claire Saffitz video! I have 15-year-old KitchenAid convection wall oven, convection microwave and electric cooktop. My favorite thing, though, is the 3rd Rack in the dishwasher! The deeper 3rd rack is truly functional and a game changer. Congratulations on the KitchenAid sponsorship. Thanks to KitchenAid for sponsoring our girl Claire.

    Rebecca L Schwartz 19/10/2022 pm8:11
  • Great video! Buuuut HARD disagree on freezer drawers. They just don't have enough space. (Or at least the one I had didn't…tbf the entire appliance was very poorly designed in terms of space efficiency.)

    babybaklavagus 19/10/2022 pm8:11
  • Do you suppose the channel name will ever just be Claire Saffitz?

    Patrick 19/10/2022 pm8:11
  • you know what, i'm generally not a fan of sponsorships but claire getting her entire kitchen sponsored by kitchenaid is such a boss move i can't help but respect it. we stan.

    TalysAlankil 19/10/2022 pm8:11
  • im putting claire on my rob list i need the kitchenaid tools IMMEDIATELY

    davidis 19/10/2022 pm8:11
  • Please someone tell me the measuring cups she uses..!!?

    mandaZpanda 19/10/2022 pm8:11
  • Level 10 cooking skill reached!

    Shamu Manta 19/10/2022 pm8:11
  • This sponsorship really missed the mark. I’ve never felt like this channel was trying to hawk me something, until now. I hope there’s not more of this in the future.

    Hunter Crosby 19/10/2022 pm8:11
  • Woohoo, go Claire — what a great sponsorship!

    Catherine Young 19/10/2022 pm8:11
  • what model of kitchenaid mixer is claire using?

    Elliott Brown 19/10/2022 pm8:11
  • The new kitchen is spacious and amazing, but I have to confess that I kind of miss the tiny NY apartment kitchen.

    Default User 19/10/2022 pm8:11
  • Claire u are my favorite content creator on YouTube, I don’t even bake but u r awesome

    A 19/10/2022 pm8:11
  • Last episode: the recipes in the new book don’t need a stand mixer
    Next episode: this episode is brought to you buy the kitchen aid stand mixer lol

    Taylor B 19/10/2022 pm8:11
  • Claire, is the smart oven quiet? does it make a horrible high pitched humming noise when its on which repair people say is “normal”? I have an older KA oven that does this and it is horrible to,listen to. This one looks nice and I need a new oven. Help

    Lisa DeLuca 19/10/2022 pm8:11
  • YouTube kept recommending this video to me and I thought I’ve seen all of Claire’s videos! Oh shoot I missed it by a day what have I done😫😂

    Natalie McCluskey 19/10/2022 pm8:11
  • Omg do I smell a Claire & kitchen aid product collab coming ??? MUST NEEDS offset spatula- those sheets you use on your pans – Claire containers (you have a stack behind you in every video) – and if possible the little smock you wear (because who is even wants a reg one after watching you for years)

    JAZZ n MOTION 19/10/2022 pm8:11
  • Hi Claire! I used to watch all your videos on BA, and I just recently (a few weeks ago) started watching your videos here. I know, I’ve been living under a rock.
    I’ve since been binging everything 😅 and can honestly say I have enjoyed every single video. You’re such an amazing teacher!

    Sheila Sutardi 19/10/2022 pm8:11
  • As a lifelong Sims player, Claire teaching me how to make this is so important to me. Thank you ❤😭

    KC 19/10/2022 pm8:11
  • Congrats Claire!!! So happy for your Kitchen Aid kitchen. Since you love coffee so much, next time do a coffee ice cream, coffee infused cake baked Alaska. You will LOVE it

    Reading Teacher 19/10/2022 pm8:11
  • Kitchen Aid sponsor?? Hell yeah Claire! You deserve the biggest sponsors.

    hawey 19/10/2022 pm8:11