25 June – Strawberry Parfait Day

 

Strawberry Parfait Day - Elizabeth Place

Depending on whether you want it to be part of your breakfast selection, or a decadent dessert to cap off the day, a strawberry parfait can be created in a number of delicious and enticing ways.

We’ll start with the best of breakfast treats, a parfait assembled using yoghurt, granola, and of course the bright red treat that is the strawberry! If you’re feeling particularly decadent, take the strawberries and coat them with sugar in a bowl. Left for a few minutes, they’ll develop their own delicious sauce. Then you need merely create layers of these ingredients, preferably in a clear container! Voila! One delicious breakfast Strawberry parfait!

But dessert is truly where this treat comes into its own. The strawberry parfait is meant to be a rich decadent dive into indulgence, and our next combination will make sure it’s just that. When designing the perfect dessert parfait, it needs to start with a parfait glass.

This dish starts with a vanilla cake, cut into small cubes. You place a layer of these at the bottom of a parfait glass and then top it with a layer of rich vanilla custard. Using the sugar recipe from above, you make strawberries in a natural glaze and layer those on top of the custard. Repeat until the glass is full. There we have the perfect strawberry parfait.

When celebrating Strawberry Parfait Day, these are just a couple of the strawberry based recipes you can use to truly ring it in in style!  Share recipes with your co-workers and friends, and maybe host a special dessert party to put this treat into the spotlight it richly deserves!

(Source: daysoftheyear.com)