August 16, 2012

Lime parfait with baked blueberries

The idea of this sweet treat came on my mind already a month ago, inspired by these tartelettes. While I took the photos of the parfait I had the idea that some meringue would go pretty well with it. So in case you feel like trying my recipe, I really suggest that you make some! I must confess that I am addicted to blueberries with lime and christmas cookie spice mixture. These three go perfectly well together, if you haven't tried it yet, go for it! One thing is sure, a parfait is not made to be served like ice cream, but I just hoped that this shape won't melt fast and I do not have to take the photos in a hurry. By the way the colour comes from that very small amount of blueberry juice that appeared during the baking process. Amazing, isn't it?

150 g blueberry
1/2 teaspoon christmas cookie spice mixture
150 ml lime juice (about 4-5 limes)
4 eggs
80 g sugar + 1 tablespoon
250 ml cream

Preheat the oven to 150°C. Mix blueberries with a tablespoon sugar and the spice mixture and put it into an oven-proof dish, then bake for 7-8 minutes. Wash limes and grate zest into a bowl. Half them and press out the juice. Add egg yolks, 40 g of sugar to the grated zest among 150 ml of juice and mix it together. Beat over steam until it thickens. In the meantime cook a syrup using the rest of the sugar with 15 ml of water. Beat 2 egg whites with a pinch of salt (take the rest of them and bake some meringue, it goes will with the parfrait). As soon as the syrup has reached 117°C add it to the egg whites in small portions and beat until shiny and stiff. Fold the egg whites into the egg yolk cream, then stir in the blueberry juice and the baked berries. Finally fold in the beaten cream and freeze for at least 5 hours.


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Delightful and extremely refreshing! that is one heavenly combination.



marla {Family Fresh Cooking} said...

This is so beautiful and I bet very tasty!

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