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Venetian Parfait

Serves 6
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  • Ingredients


  • Preheat oven to 180C.
  • For the Chocolate Parfait, place the chocolate and 200ml pure cream into a medium bowl and place over a medium saucepan of simmering water. Stir occasionally until the chocolate melts then remove the bowl from the heat and stir until combined. Set aside to cool.
  • Place the sugar and 100ml water into a small saucepan. Place over medium heat and stir to dissolve the sugar. Brush down the sides of the saucepan with a wet pastry brush to dissolve any sugar crystals. Simmer until temperature reaches 118C.
  • Meanwhile, place the egg yolks into a medium bowl and whisk with an electric whisk until thick and pale.
  • Pour the hot sugar syrup into the yolks, continuously whisking until cool. Gently fold into the chocolate mixture and gently mix until combined. Set aside to cool slightly.
  • Place remaining 600ml pure cream into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment and whisk to soft peaks. Fold into the chocolate mixture.
  • Pour into a lined deep 26cm x 16cm tray and level the surface with an offset spatula. Place into the freezer until firm. Cut six rounds from the parfait using a heated 7cm round cutter. Place onto a lined baking tray and return to the freezer until required.
  • For the Coffee Granita, bring 200ml water to the boil in a small saucepan. Add the sugar and coffee and stir until dissolved.
  • Pour into a medium, shallow tray and place into the freezer until fully frozen.
  • Scrape the surface with a fork to create crystals. Return to the freezer until required.
  • For the Muscatel Syrup, place the ingredients and 125ml water into a medium saucepan and place over medium heat. Stir often until muscatels are soft and the liquid has reduced to a thick syrup consistency. Remove from the heat.
  • For the Coffee Tuille, place ingredients into the bowl of a small food processor and process until combined and smooth.
  • Using an offset spatula, spread the mixture thinly over a lined baking tray. Bake until golden, about 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and set aside to cool. Break into large shards and set aside in an airtight container until required.
  • To serve, place Chocolate Parfait onto serving plates. Arrange the grape slices over the top. Drizzle with the Muscatel Syrup and top with Coffee Granita and shards of Coffee Tuille.

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