Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Blueberry Peach Parfaits for the Coronation


I put together a super simple dessert for tomorrow's feast day of the Crowning of the Blessed Virgin and thought I'd share it with y'all in case you were wanting a jumping off point for your own festivities.


The great thing about parfaits and trifles (because you can totally simplify even more and just put this in a big dish rather than individual glasses) is that there are no rules and they are so versatile and yet still look fancy.  This is what I put together from what I had but use what you have and make it work!

The blueberries represent Mary and the peach her golden crown.  The whipped cream symbolizes the heavenly clouds and I suppose you could even have the cake represent that she is fully human and still intercedes for us here on earth below.  

Ingredients:
Yellow Cake (I happened to have this left over in the freezer, I think from extra batter from Michael's birthday cake and it was the perfect chance to be able to use it.  Other possibilities:  Nilla wafers, brownies, cookies, graham crackers, or just omit it altogether.)
Blueberries (about 2 cups)
Peach (Or how about mango or pineapple?)
Whipped Cream (I used about 3-4 cups.  Other possibilities:  Vanilla ice cream or pudding)


Assemble your fancy glasses (these are actually shrimp cocktail glasses I inherited from my grandfather!) or just use regular glasses or a trifle dish.


Peel your peach and slice thinly.  Cube up your cake into bite size pieces.  Then just layer it all together:  cake, whipped cream, blueberries, whipped cream, and use several slices of your peach for Mary's crown.  Simple, simple.


I experimented with several crownesque shapes...



and also a just throw it all in abstract version.  No rules, remember?

Enjoy!

"And a great portent appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars."  Revelation 12:1

Mary, you who are mother of our King and queen of heaven, pray for us!




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3 comments:

  1. Looks beautiful and delicious!

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  2. Hey that looks great! I'm going to show this to my daughter who does all the feast day baking. I'm hoping we can find a gluten free version.

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