Coffee Parfait & Doughnuts

Coffee and Chestnut Parfait with Cardamom Cream and Little Doughnuts

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Appears in
On The Menu: Seasonal Recipes for a Culinary Life

By James Mackenzie

Published 2011

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This is a simple take on coffee with doughnuts. You can use the recipe for the doughnuts to serve as petits fours, or make larger versions to eat as the perfect afternoon treat.


For the coffee parfait

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 40 g caster sugar
  • 25 g


To make the parfait, place the egg yolks, sugar and coffee in a bowl and whisk over a pan of boiling water for 8-10 minutes. The mixture will start to change colour, increase in volume and thicken. Remove from the heat, softly whip the cream in a separate bowl and add to the coffee mixture. Add the chestnuts and gently mix.

Spoon or pour the finished mixture into 4 coffee cups or glasse