Strawberry parfaits

This is the second time I tried this version of parfaits. The first time was for the party I hosted a month ago in which it was absolutely a brilliant party dessert. Because it is so simple to do that W and I managed to prepare 14 mixed berries parfaits within 30 minutes or less.  The use of low fat yoghurt instead of 100% cream content has made it a more popular dessert after a heavy meal while the sweet flavor of vanilla in the yoghurt perfectly balance up the berries, I couldn’t imagine the same outcome if I used a common fruit-flavored yoghurt or a plain yoghurt in this recipe.

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The parfaits we made for the party were tasted with a little bit of garlic flavor because W forgot to wash the cutting board before cutting the strawberries. We laughed so badly in the tasting and had fun in trying to rehearse the most convincing introduction of this garlic-flavored berries parfaits to the guests, just like how the candidates in Master chef trying to explain the rationale of their dishes to the three celebrity chefs.

For this time, of course there wasn’t any garlic contamination, but I added some lemon zests because I really love the fragrance that turned the parfaits a more refreshing dessert. Be careful with the amount of zests if you are trying because you will not want your berries buried under an overwhelming lemon scent. After all, it is a strawberry parfait, isn’t it?

Strawberry parfaits

Serves 3-4
Prep time 15 minutes
Meal type Dessert
Misc Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Website modified from Berry parfaits from Taste.com.au

Ingredients

  • 170g low fat vanilla flavored yoghurt
  • 1/4 cup thickened cream
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar (sifted)
  • 1-2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 250g Fresh strawberries

Directions

Step 1
Whip the thickened cream. Combine the whipped cream, yoghurt, lemon zests and half of the sugar and mix well.
Step 2
Cut the strawberries into small cubes or wedges. Set 2 tbs of small cubes aside for garnish. Mash the strawberries with a fork before adding the remaining icing sugar. Mix well.
Step 3
In a champagne glass, layer the yoghurt mixture and berries in alternate order. Garnish on top with strawberry cubes.
Step 4
Cover well the parfaits with cling wrap and put into the fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Note

Add blueberries and raspberries for variations.
Do not over mash the strawberries or berries. Leave some lightly crushed fruit pieces there.

 

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