I HAVE THIS issue of imagining something to be perfect, but creating a monster out of it. My mum calls them “Project X”.
Like my supposed parfaits early this week.
No. Really. By definition, parfaits are a kind of frozen dessert made up of layers of gelatine, yoghurt, fruit, syrup and ice-cream. Its original form in French is made from sugar syrup, egg and cream (Wikipedia told me this, guys).
Hence I choose to call my version the Lazy Parfait, keeping in mind the idea of layered stacks of sugary goodness.
My ingredients for the Lazy Parfait:
- Chocolate pudding
- Cappuccino-flavoured square biscuits
- Kinder chocolate sticks
- Whipped cream
- Fresh strawberries
And of course, nothing is complete without pretty mason jars. I was psyched to find these babies at Howards Storage World. They came in a pack of six for just under $20. Loved the checkered screwlids!
I also purchased a set of chevron wooden spoons from Beautiful Revelry on Etsy. They were gorgeous, mail delivery was fast and the owner Ann is such a sweetheart to have them beautifully wrapped.
I had three layers of square biscuits, filling each betweens with chocolate pudding and random chocolate bites. Topped it off with whipped cream and strawberries.
After all the layering was done, I added a cute instruction piece and sticky taped that to the outside of the jar before attaching the spoon.
The only problem was that the pudding and cream did not hold up very well, having sunk quite abit. I would probably substitute them with a thicker pudding (apparently corn-starched) and heavy whipping cream next time. I have seen online recipes that also use granolas and honey… sounds delish!
In any case, it was a hit with my friends at the dinner party! (I bet mostly because of the pretty mason jar)