Basic vanilla parfait

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Appears in
Wild Weed Pie: A Lifetime of Recipes

By Janni Kyritsis and Roberta Muir

Published 2006

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You can use this basic recipe to create an endless variety of flavoured parfaits by omitting the vanilla and adding one of the following: ¼ cup praline; 1½ tablespoons strained passionfruit pulp; 1 cup cold espresso coffee (short black); or any fruit purée to taste.


  • 100 g white sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 6 egg yo


Combine sugar and water in a saucepan, bring to the boil, then simmer until a drop of the syrup forms a soft ball when dropped into cold water.

At the same time, whisk egg yolks in an electric mixer until mixture falling from the beaters forms a ribbon-like pattern on top of the mixture for a few seconds. Slowly add sugar syrup to the eggs, drizzling it down the side of the bowl