Introduction: Simple Dessert (Parfait)

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I don't know what happened to me, but recently I've been having this intense sugar and horrible chocolate cravings that's why I started to experiment on various ingredients I found in the fridge and shelves.

Today, what I'm going to show you is how to make a simple dessert that doesn't need any baking. This dessert is called "parfait."


Parfait is a French word literally meaning "perfect" commonly employed to describe a kind of frozen dessert, beginning in 1894.

In France, parfait refers to a frozen dessert made from a base of sugar syrup, egg, and cream. A parfait contains enough fat, sugar, alcohol and/or to a lesser extent air to allow it to be made by stirring infrequently while freezing, making it possible to create in a home kitchen without specialist equipment. The fat, sugar, alcohol or air interferes with the formation of water crystals, which would otherwise give the ice cream an uncomfortable texture in the mouth. The formation of ice crystals is managed in the making of regular ice cream by agitating the ice cream constantly while it freezes or chemically by adding glycerol. Neither should be necessary when making a high-quality parfait.

It also refers to a very smooth meat paste (or paté), usually made from liver (chicken or duck) and flavored with liqueurs.

In The United States, parfait refers to either the traditional French-style dessert or to a popular variant, the American parfait, made by layering parfait cream, ice cream, and/or flavored gelatins in a tall, clear glass, and topping the creation with whipped cream, fresh or canned fruit, and/or liqueurs. In the northern United States, parfaits may also be made by using yogurt layered with nuts or fresh fruits such as peaches, strawberries, or blueberries. Although the traditional American parfait is sweet, savory parfaits have also been concocted, such as a parfait made by layering mashed potatoes with barbecue sauce and pulled pork.

Source [wiki].

Step 1: What You Need?

1) Granola - I chose granola because of the convenience in acquiring oats, dried fruits and nuts. It's a complete mixture typically of rolled oats, brown sugar or honey, dried fruit, and nuts.
2) Plain Yogurt
3) Strawberry Syrup

Step 2: What to Do?

All you need to do is layer all the ingredients on a transparent glass. What I've done is I got the yogurt first, and then granola, and then strawberry syrup only for aesthetic purposes. ;P

Step 3: Granola, Yogurt and Strawberry Syrup Parfait!

Enjoy your simple granola, yogurt and strawberry syrup parfait!!! :D