Prep 45 mins
Cook 6 hrs
It’s at this time of year that I suddenly discover that I’m never going to get through all those clementines I was tempted into buying before Christmas (buy a pack, get one free); unless of course I actually ‘do’ something with them. Amazingly I found this recipe in a supermarket magazine I picked up in a most unlikely place; a motorway service station! Somerfield, the supermarket in question, is not one I’d usually go to, so I was obviously meant to find the recipe. This delicately flavoured dessert is perfect for entertaining as it is pretty to look at, easy to make, tastes great and can be made up to four weeks in advance and kept in the freezer. Cooking time is freezing time. I shall definitely be making this again and think this would be great made with yogurt instead of cream.
- Heat the milk slowly until it almost reaches boiling point and while the milk is heating, whisk the eggs and sugar together in a medium sized bowl.
- Pour the hot milk over the eggs and sugar and stir together; return the milk mixture to the pan and cook over a low heat, stirring continuously until the mixture has thickened to a custard that is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon; remove from heat and sieve and leave to cool while you prepare the clementines.
- Grate the rind and squeeze the juice from 6 clementines, then add both to the custard; remove the peel and pith from 2 more clementines, chop into small pieces and add to the custard.
- Whisk the cream until it stands in soft peaks, stir the cream into the custard and mix until smooth.
- Line a 900g (2lb) loaf tin with cling film; pour the custard into the prepared tin and freeze for at least 6 hours or overnight.
- TO SERVE: About 10 minutes before serving, remove the parfait from the freezer; remove the pith, peel and pips from the remaining clementines and separate into segments; turn out the parfait onto a serving dish, peel away the cling film and decorate the top of the parfait with some of the clementine slices.
- Melt the chocolate and drizzle over the parfait; serve cut in slices with any remaining clementine segments.
I did this recipe using yogurt instead of heavy cream and it turned out great! My kids loved it!!! I'll definately do it again since a have a huge clementines tree on my property...