Sunday, November 14, 2010


honey parfait and berries

This is a favorite way to indulge at the moment. Honey parfait with berries, honey parfait with crunchy caramel and pecan nuts, honey parfait with nectarines, honey parfait with cream, honey parfait with just about anything I can think of!

Before I made it the first time, I thought about it for a few days. I felt like a delicious creaming ice cream. But not having a ice cream machine makes, making ice cream a bit of a drag. So I usually opt for semifreddos, when I make ice creams at home. But my taste buds felt for something lighter and possibly creamier. After contemplating a few days and working it out in my head. I decided to make a kind of a parfait- a creamy custard that has a high sugar content, so it freezes slowly and doesn't form crystals.... so no churning is needed ( = no ice cream machine)
Then finally I braved it and tried out my invention. And it worked perfectly! It was exactly what I felt for and may I say so myself it darn delicious. To be honest sometimes I think I like it so much because it worked out so well on the first try.

Well here is the recipe:

  • Honey Parfait

  • 300g honey
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 500ml cream
Bring the honey the boil and simmer for about 4min. Take off the stove.
Whisk egg yolks on highest setting of the whisk, very slowly drizzle in the hot honey while whisking the eggs. Keep whisking until the egg mixture is doubled in volume. - set aside to cool down.
Whisk the cream and fold into the cooled egg mix.
Freeze for a minimum of 2 hours.

et voila.
Honey Parfait.

What will you have it with?


painted fish studio said...

oh, this looks so good and so easy to make! thank you!

Cindy said...

honey, i love honey ;)! the parfait looks delicious and love your week in review, too! hope you had a nice weekend!

magnusmog said...

that looks dangerously tasty!


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