Elderflower and Strawberry Parfait

Elderflower and Strawberry Parfait
Elderflower and Strawberry Parfait | http://saltandwind.com The classic parfait is one of those desserts that seems so simple it doesn't really need a recipe and certainly doesn't need to be changed. But when we spent...
Skill
Course
Cuisine
Ingredients
8
Hands-On Time
30 minutes
Total Time
4 hours, 30 minutes
Yield
-
Servings
-
Season
Elderflower and Strawberry Parfait | http://saltandwind.com
Skill
Beginner
Course
Dessert
Cuisine
English
Ingredients
8
Hands-On Time
30 minutes
Total Time
4 hours, 30 minutes
Yield
-
Servings
-
Diet
Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Elderflower and Strawberry Parfait | http://saltandwind.com

The classic parfait is one of those desserts that seems so simple it doesn't really need a recipe and certainly doesn't need to be changed. But when we spent the day cooking with chef Peter Sidwell of Keswick Cookery School we learned that's not always the case. By freezing the parfait mixture and folding in a bit of elderflower, he gave this classic dessert just the perfect touch of contemporary that helped make this classic old English dessert feel new again!

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons elderflower liqueur

    or elderflower cordial

  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • 10 ounces whipped cream
  • 3 egg whites
  • 6 ounces confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
  • assorted berries

    for garnish

Instructions

Place the strawberries, lime juice, and elderflower liqueur or cordial in a a blender. Process until smooth. Set aside until ready to use. 

Meanwhile, place the egg whites, sugar, and vanilla in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment and whisk until the mixture forms soft peaks. Place the cream in a clean medium bowl and whip with a whisk to medium peaks. 

Fold the whipped cream mixture together with 2/3 of the strawberry puree and reserve the remaining puree for garnish. Add in half the meringue (egg white mixture) and fold until combiend. Add the remaining meringue carefully until just incorporated. 

Line a large muffin tin or loaf pan with plastic wrap then pour the mixture into the forms. Freeze for 4 to 5 hours or until firm. To serve, remove the parfait from the freezer for 10 minutes. Slice or unmold then place on plates with berries and puree and serve. 

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