Vanilla Bean Lemon Verbena Parfait. Photo: Dessert First, Flickr.
Happy National Parfait Day!
Although I'm not proud to admit my initial exposure to any food was at a fast-food chain, my first memory of the parfait involves those creamy -- though perhaps closer to pasty than luscious -- plastic-cupped "Little Bucket Parfaits
" at the Colonel's KFC. My childhood self was delighted by the layered varieties, gleeful with the prospect of crumbled cookies awaiting at the bottom. (It runs in the family: My father is so notorious for his love for the British trifle -- which is differentiated by its inclusion of ladyfingers -- that, at my sister's wedding in the British countryside, her husband's mother presented my father with a bowl of it as an edible good-natured gesture.)
And, given my affinity for the elegant pudding, I was tantalized by Flickr user Dessert First's elegant Vanilla Bean and Lemon Verbena Parfait with Summer Raspberries
. Check out their recipe or peruse our selection
for a treat to celebrate today!
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