Chocolate Parfait

Preparation info

  • Serve

    4 to 6

    unless otherwise stated.
    • Difficulty


Appears in

Two Fat Ladies Obsessions

Two Fat Ladies Obsessions

By Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright

Published 1999

  • About

I do like a nice parfait. It is not quite an ice cream, and perhaps less of an effort to eat. Use the best possible chocolate for this recipe, with 70 percent cocoa solids or more.


  • 6 tbsp water
  • ½ cup plus 1 tbsp
  • Pinch


Put 4 tablespoons of the water in a saucepan with the sugar and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar, then boil to make a syrup that will split into a thread when dipped from the tip of a spoon.

Melt the chocolate in a bowl set over hot water. When smooth, add to the syrup a