Our Head Chef Simon is passionate about cooking delicious seasonal dishes at The Red Lion, using some top-secret ingredients and techniques passed down from generations of family members. However, one recipe he is more than willing to share is his delicious Cranberry Baked Alaska.

“This is such a tasty dessert and looks incredible on your table too” says Simon.

He encourages you to give it a try and impress your guests over the festive season.



Ingredients ( 4 portions):

  • 1 large ready-made sponge base (cut into 4 x 4inch circles)
  • 80g strawberry jam
  • 4 balls cranberry ice cream
  • 150g sugar
  • 150g egg white (roughly 8 eggs)
  • 1/4 bottle of mulled wine



  • Melt the jam and spread on the 4 sponge bases
  • Add 1 scoop of cranberry ice cream onto each base and freeze on tray
  • Once the bases have frozen, whisk the sugar and egg whites until stiff and pipe this over the base and ice cream
  • Blow torch the top to create a golden glaze, then return to freezer
  • Take out 20 minutes before serving


For the mulled wine syrup:

  • Reduce 1/4 bottle of mulled wine until a syrup


Enjoy with warm mulled wine syrup drizzled over the top. Can be made well in advance and kept in the freezer, ready for the perfect occasion.



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