White Chocolate Parfait W/ Lemon Curd and Short Bread Crumb

  • White Chocolate Parfait W/ Lemon Curd and Short Bread Crumb
Ranked: 1st

Rated 5 out of 5 based on 21 votes

Ingredients

  • 150 g white chocolate (coarsely chopped)
  • 450 ml cream
  • 160 g caster sugar
  • 5 x egg yolks
  • 5 x eggs
  • 125 ml lemon juice
  • 1 punnet strawberries (thinly sliced)
  • 1 cup shortbread biscuits (coarsely crumbled)

Method

Make sure to begin this recipe a day ahead to allow the parfait to set and lemon curd to chill. Once both of these have been prepared this is an easy desert to plate up for a dinner party. I used thin tubes to shape the parfait. The more gifted food presenters could make this a very elegant looking desert!

Lemon Curd:
Place whole eggs, lemon juice and 100g of sugar in a large bowl and whisk to combine and dissolve sugar.
Add 150 ml of cream and stir to combine.
Place bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and whisk/stir for 10-15 minutes until curd thickens and bubbles disappear.
Take off the heat and continue to stir for another 5 minutes. Cover with cling film and refrigerate

White Chocolate Parfait:
In a small saucepan bring 60g of sugar and 50ml of water to the boil and up to a heat of 118C.
Meanwhile whisk egg yolks in a mixer until pale and fluffy, and almost tripled in volume.
Gradually pour sugar syrup into yolks, mixing for a further 10 minutes.
Melt white chocolate over a double boiler and allow to cool slightly.
Whisk 300ml of cream to soft peaks and fold through chocolate.
Fold through the egg yolk mixture and transfer to a container to freeze overnight.

To serve, place parfait on a bed of shortbread crumbs. Place strawberries around parfait and pipe or spoon lemon curd. Garnish with baby mint leaves or edible flowers.

Leave a Review

Leave a rating

  • I agree, sounds really delicious! :)

    Reply

    by Sarah Lewis on 31/12/2012, 15:14
    Sarah Lewis
  • Yummy – i love white chocolate!

    Reply

    by Megan OBrien on 01/01/2013, 10:54
    Megan OBrien
  • I had some leftover shortbread from a Christmas hamper and decided to use your recipe. It was a delight!

    Reply

    by Helen Burg on 08/01/2013, 21:00
    Helen Burg
  • I am not much of a desert cook, but this seems like a very achievable recipe to accomplish.

    Reply

    by Lisa Landry on 08/01/2013, 21:03
    Lisa Landry
  • I love white chocolate deserts!

    Reply

    by Amy Hanson on 09/01/2013, 21:02
    Amy Hanson
  • Pretty good from a cook who professes he cant cook desert!

    Reply

    by Murray Talman on 11/01/2013, 19:24
    Murray Talman
  • What type of cream should i use?

    Reply

    by Hazel AHting on 22/01/2013, 23:10
    Hazel AHting
    • Hi Hazel, pouring/single cream.

      Reply

      by Stuart Talman on 23/01/2013, 11:24
      Stuart Talman
      • Hi… What tubes did you use and where can I get them? :)

        Reply

        by Rabzy 21 on 13/08/2013, 14:09
        Rabzy 21
  • lovely dish!!

    Reply

    by Adam D'Sylva on 30/01/2013, 10:07
    Adam D'Sylva
  • Looks pretty! Sounds wopnderful!

    Reply

    by Janette Barlow on 13/02/2013, 12:55
    Janette Barlow
  • Stuart all your dishes looks fantastic.Good luck.

    Reply

    by ANNA LINHART on 03/03/2013, 10:25
    ANNA LINHART
    • Cheers Anna, same to you!

      Reply

      by Stuart Talman on 04/03/2013, 20:56
      Stuart Talman
  • A beautiful dish. A perfect dessert!

    Reply

    by Bronwyn Stokes on 06/03/2013, 08:45
    Bronwyn Stokes
  • This looks great mate, restaurant level. Well done :)

    Reply

    by Luca Ciano on 09/03/2013, 14:53
    Luca Ciano
    • I couldn’t get it to look this pretty lol

      Reply

      by Helen Minns on 20/05/2013, 17:51
      Helen Minns
  • You had me at ‘Choc-’

    Reply

    by Beth Scott on 20/05/2013, 15:36
    Beth Scott
  • great recipe!

    Reply

    by Amanda Andrews on 20/05/2013, 15:38
    Amanda Andrews
  • HEAVEN! So yummy!

    Reply

    by Ryan O'Connell on 20/05/2013, 15:39
    Ryan O'Connell
  • A great result – especially for someone like me that doesn’t really cook desserts!

    Reply

    by Alyssa O'Connell on 20/05/2013, 16:15
    Alyssa O'Connell
  • Gorgeous!!!’

    Reply

    by Sandra Talman on 20/05/2013, 16:47
    Sandra Talman
  • So good Stuart, fantastic in fact

    Reply

    by Blair OBrien on 20/05/2013, 16:49
    Blair OBrien
  • hope it tastes as good as it looks :)

    Reply

    by Anne-Marie Cee on 20/05/2013, 23:18
    Anne-Marie Cee
  • Looks wonderful!

    Reply

    by Margaret O on 20/05/2013, 23:22
    Margaret O