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Friday, July 15, 2005

Parlez Vous Parfait

Last night, for Sugar High Friday, I made this berrylicious Parlez Vous Parfait with blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, plain yogurt, homemade granola, and orange blossom honey. The layers are (from bottom to top): blackberries, yogurt, honey, granola, sliced strawberries, yogurt, honey, granola, blueberries, yogurt, honey, granola, and more honey. After building the parfait, I gave it to my husband. Don't worry - I made a second one for myself. It was cool and refreshing on a hot and steamy Florida night. Perfection.

Homemade Granola
(modified a bit from Martha Stewart's recipe)

4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup wheat germ
5 oz. unsalted sunflower seeds
2 oz. coarsely chopped almonds
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 cup honey
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted

1. Heat oven to 300ยบ. Line two baking sheets with parchment; set aside. In a large bowl, toss together oats, wheat germ, sunflower seeds, almonds, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.

2. In a small bowl, stir together honey and butter; pour over oat mixture. Stir well. Spread onto sheets. Bake until golden, about 25 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Store in airtight container.


Blogger Crystal said...

You are making me hungry! I was going to make some granola tonight. Thanks for the extra motivation!

11:49 PM  
Blogger Nic said...

This looks great - and perfect for breakfast as well as dessert! Thanks for participating in this month's SHF!

9:29 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

It does look good, I'll order five to go! :)

1:52 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Happy Housewife said...

Okay, Lauren, but you have to come to Tampa to get them.

2:07 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Ahhh, so you fell for my fiendish scheme to get an invite... the dead of winter good for you?

8:40 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Happy Housewife said...


Winter's fine but don't forget to pack your beach wear.

3:38 PM  
Blogger stefoodie said...

ah, one of my favorite breakfasts! now i gotta buy me some yogurt!

5:27 PM  
Blogger Mika said...

That sounds like a great late-night snack or breakfast. Good way to eat those blueberries. The homemade granola sounds delicious.

9:43 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

This sounds like the perfect breakfast - I love granola! And orange-blossom honey is my absolute favourite.

Thank you so much for sharing this delectable recipe and for joining in on SHF!

11:36 AM  

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