Recipe

Chocolate, honey and red berry parfait

The ideal summer treat.

  • 40 mins cooking
  • Serves 8
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Ingredients

  • ½ cup (80g) almond kernels
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 400 gram ricotta
  • ⅔ cup (230g) honey
  • 2 cups (560g) Greek-style yoghurt
  • 100 grams dark chocolate (70% cocoa), chopped
  • 100 grams raspberries
  • 100 grams cherries, pitted, halved
  • 2 tablespoons honey, extra raspberries and pitted cherries, extra, to serve

Method

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Line the base of a 10.5cm x 23.5cm terrine or loaf pan with baking paper, extending the paper 2cm over two long sides.
  • 2
    Spread nuts in a single layer on an oven tray. Roast for 10 minutes or until skins begin to split. Remove from tray; cool. Chop coarsely.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, split vanilla bean lengthways; scrape seeds into a food processor. Add ricotta and honey; process until smooth. Transfer mixture to a large bowl.
  • 4
    Fold in chopped nuts, yoghurt, chocolate, raspberries and cherries. Spoon mixture into pan; smooth surface. Cover with foil. Freeze for 8 hours or overnight until firm.
  • 5
    Wipe base and sides of pan with a warm cloth. Turn parfait onto a chopping board; stand for 10 minutes before cutting into slices with a large straight-bladed knife. Divide slices among shallow serving dishes; drizzle with extra honey and top with extra berries.

Notes

You will need to start this recipe at least a day ahead.

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