Sunday, January 06, 2013

Recipe: Frozen Berry Parfait


This is such a pretty dessert and one that can be made ahead and frozen. One of my Christmas desserts,  it is totally delicious and fortunately there is still some left in the freezer.  First published in Olive Magazine the recipe can be found on the fabulous BBC GoodFood website.

My 'nodietdiet' is about to start - basically this is simply eating less and more healthily. I now need to cut back on sugary things, I've eaten my body weight in sugar and some of my pending blog posts are Christmas desserts loaded with sugar. My increase in weight over the festive period was nil but I did eat far too much sugar.

Grazing on seeds, dried and fresh fruits at lunchtimes is going to be a priority.  Leaves, leaves and more leaves will be on the menu too. Pomegranates definitely won't get a look in, I used to like them, but every book and every magazine has a recipe using pomegranate seeds.

There are still Christmas goodies in the freezer, the naughty cupboard has all manner of chocolates looking at me and trying to tempt me in.  How can I resist a Thorntons Chocolate Smile? I have carrier bags with part-baked baguettes, Cadbury chocolate fingers and a few bags of posh crisps.  Everyone seems to have bought us sweet indulgences for Christmas and the house is heaving with sugar overload. Looking at all the booty I think it will take us until Valentine's Day to eat the lot.


Jacqueline @Howtobeagourmand said...

Happy New Year Maggie!Looks like a lovely, light dessert! I can almost taste the sharp raspberry flavour.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who has overindulged at Christmas!

Corina said...

The whole raspberries frozen into the parfait look great in this.

Caroline - All That I'm Eating said...

Lovely parfait, it looks too good to be good for you!

Kath said...

That's the diet I am aiming for too Maggie. Lots more salad and less chocolate.

Hazel - Chicken in a Cherry Sauce said...

This counts as a semi healthy dessert surely? It is beautiful! Sounds like you are stocked up until next Christmas!

Happy New Year :)

Garden Tea Cakes and Me said...

Thats looks like a refreshing dessert, nice to have a change from a winter pudding.


The Caked Crusader said...

Love the colour contrast - nature produces some wonderful colours!

Maggie said...

Thank you for all your kind comments.