Peach Melba Parfait


Peach parfait
5 peaches
350 gm peach jam
200 ml water
2 egg yolks
80 gm icing sugar
300 ml heavy cream
500 gm sponge cake
Almond crumble
50 gm butter
50 gm plain flour
50 gm brown sugar
50 gm crushed almonds
Raspberry sauce
200 gm raspberry jam
2 tbsp rum
450 gm raspberry yoghurt
100 gm white chocolate


For peach parfait, heat the jam and water till the jam melts. Add peaches, cover the pan and cook over low heat, stirring from time to time, for half an hour or till the fruits are soft. Cool the mixture, then remove the core from the peaches and blend them with the poaching liquid. Strain the mixture through a fine sieve.
Beat egg yolks with icing sugar and 2 tbsp of the peach mixture till pale. Cook over a pan of simmering water till it is thick enough to cover the back of a wooden spoon. Cool to room temperature.
Whip the cream till firm peaks are formed. Fold it into the egg yolk mixture, together with the remaining peach puree. Divide the parfait between small cups or moulds and put in a freezer.
For almond crumble, preheat the oven to 180C. Combine flour, sugar and almonds in a bowl, pour melted butter and stir till the mixture resembles crumbs. Spread it in a thin layer on a baking tray and bake, stirring from time to time, for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
For raspberry sauce, heat the jam till it melts, and then stir in the rum.
To serve, cut the rounds from the sponge (the size of the moulds in which your parfait has set) and flip each portion of parfait onto a sponge round. Transfer to a plate and spoon 2 tbsp of yogurt around and on the top of it. Sprinkle with almond crumble and drizzle with raspberry sauce. Garnish with white chocolate.


Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 5:29am

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