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Coffee Parfait

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Creamy and deeply coffee flavoured, this dessert was just what the doctor ordered. A heavy jolt of caffeine disguised as a fancy dessert. Of course you could dress this up with extra cream, crumbled meringue, grated chocolate or strawberries but it was made for an informal occasion just because I felt like making a dessert so we ate it just as it was. I could have eaten a bucket load of this, of course this would have been very bad for me so thankfully my sister came for lunch so I was able (read: forced) to share.

Coffee Parfait

2 tablespoons freeze dried coffee granules
2 tablespoons Raw Sugar
1 tablespoon Boiling water
1 tablespoon Brandy (I used a good whiskey)
300 ml Prepared vanilla custard
300 ml cream
6 maraschino cherries (I hate these things, but feel free if you are a fan)

Dissolve coffee and raw sugar in the boiling water.
Combine coffee mixture, brandy and custard in a bowl.
In a separate bowl, whip the cream until stiff. Lightly stir cream into coffee / custard mixture.
Divide mixture between 6 Parfait glasses and refrigerate until required.
Decorate with maraschino cherries.


Author: kolandasimone

40, on my way to 40 something...Still not sure what I want to do when I grow up, retire probably... Food obsessed, love to cook it, read about it, eat it... Chock full of useless information that crowds out the useful stuff sometimes.

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