Berry & Fig Parfait
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Autumn killed summer with the softest kiss. When the leaves are changing I feel poetry in the air. It seems like the trees are about to show us how beautiful it is to let things go. And anyone who thinks that fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day. So let’s dance with them and inhale the fresh air. Also in the kitchen, autumn is a season full of special guests. Today I want to show you how I do a delicious parfait, using figs and berries.
Die combination of berries and figs seems to be perfect. It’s like a symbiosis of late summer and early autumn. I love to freeze some of the last berries in summer so I always have them ready during the winter months. Of course you can also use store bought ones. Just make sure to use organic ones. Especially berries soak up a lot of pesticides since their skin is very thin and vulnerable.
Now over to the parfait which only contains a few ingredients. Adding in some extra superfoods makes it a real power breakfast. You’ll need:
- handful of blueberries (frozen)
- handful of raspberries (frozen)
- 4-5 ripe figs
- 400 gr vegan curd (I use the one from Provamel)
- 1 ripe banana
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1 scratched out vanilla bean
- 2 teaspoons agave syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon maca powder
- 2 teaspoons white chia seeds (grounded, oder use chia flour)
First put the 400 gr of vegan curd in a bowl and stir it using a wire whip. Halve the mass. Add the blueberries and 1 teaspoon of agave syrup to the first bowl. Stir well using a spoon and add in some vanilla as well. Put aside.
To the other half of the vegan curd, add in the juice of the lemon and the second teaspoon of agave syrup. Now you already have to different layers.
Before you put them in your jar we have to do the third layer too. Use a fork to mash a banana until you come out with a creamy mass. Add in the raspberries and the chia flour (and the maca powder, this step is optional for adding more nutrients). Stir well again.
Layer the parfait in the glass of your choice. Slice some figs and put them into the jar first. Use your hands or a long spoon to do this step. Of course you are totally free with the styling. Here is a version where I added it all into a bowl instead of a jar:
For the toppings:
I added more blueberries and the remaining figs. It also tastes great to sprinkle over some cacao nibs and a bit of cinnamon.
The parfait can be served as a breakfast (huge portion!) or as a dessert for 2 persons.