Dessert in less than 10 minutes? This is almost too easy that I wasn't going to put it up. But Mr NQN's face of utter happiness while eating it changed my mind. While this is simple, it delivers so much in terms of texture and flavour that I had to share it with you. And quite honestly if a restaurant can serve this up as a dessert there's no reason why it can't be a recipe! ;)
There's also no reason why you couldn't have this yogurt parfait for breakfast too. Although I don't tend to eat more 11am I love breakfast food. But I tend to prefer savoury things for breakfast over sweet. Mr NQN is the opposite.
In fact, I have a breakfast ritual when we are away on holidays. He takes a seat and I get the food because I like to style things for a photograph. He also doesn't really care about presenting things on a plate and tends to lump everything together whereas I like things with a nice composition and a variety of colours for photos. I also know what Mr NQN wants to eat (fruit salad, yogurt with muesli). It works for both of us and we end up eating it all. But I could tell that this woman who was sitting near us found it all very strange.
She kept looking over at me gathering plates and Mr NQN playing on his phone and whispering to her husband. I'm not sure what she was saying (wouldn't lip reading be a great skill?) but she was not approving and perhaps saying something like, "That woman is fetching all the food while her husband is just sitting there,". Every time I walked past with a plate she narrowed her eyes and gave an almost imperceptible shake of her head.
I wanted to tell her, "Lady we're both feminists here, but I'm a control freak feminist that needs to take good photos and my husband doesn't really arrange fruit very well or make a nice pot of yogurt topped with dried fruit and muesli. And this is no matter how many times I've tried to show him how to present the food. Which is actually fine because he is on holidays but I need to take some pics ok?"
But I didn't, I just gave her a broad smile and kept getting plates. Because sometimes you're too busy or beyond caring to correct someone's perceptions of you.
So tell me Dear Reader, do you like to compose your food just so? Do you do it because you like the food to look appetising or to take photos? And can you lip read?
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Easy Yogurt Honeycomb Parfait
An Original Recipe by Lorraine Elliott
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes
- 500g/1.1lbs Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup white chocolate callets
- 1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds
- 100g/3.5ozs. chocolate coated honeycomb, roughly smashed
- 4 tablespoons salted caramel sauce
Step 1 - Divide the yogurt among two bowls. Sprinkle with a generous amount of chocolate, almonds and honeycomb and drizzle over with sauce.