Today we are going to have a recipe from a blogger friend of mine. Her name is Velva and I know her for 12 years. We didn’t meet in the normal fashion though. We met through an online message board and Velva emailed me and we have been friends ever since. I had the pleasure of meeting Velva and her husband and their son for the first time in person last March when they came up to New York City and the pleasure of a second visit last November. I look forward to seeing Velva and her family again very soon. Velva has a wonderful food blog called Tomatoes on the Vine Every time she posts a new recipe I am in total awe of it. So when you have a chance, please check out Velva’s blog. You will be very glad that you did. As you can see her recipe looks delicious!!
Please welcome my good friend Velva from Tomatoes on the Vine.
I felt honored when Sandi asked me to be a guest blogger. I wanted to share a recipe that I thought her readers would enjoy. The recipe that I selected symbolizes the warm weather that is fast approaching. Whipped cream, fresh lemons and sweet blackberries. Doesn’t this parfait remind you of summer? In a short while, gone will be the cold, wet weather and in it’s place at least for us, will be the humid, hot Florida summers. This berry parfait is a good reminder of what we will soon be craving.
Recipe from: Bon Appetit
1 1/2 cups chilled whipping cream
1 1/4 cups purchased lemon curd (from two 11 1/4-ounce jars)
2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons grated lemon peel
3 1/2 cups fresh blackberries (from 3 1/2 pint baskets)
Using an electric mixer, beat cream in large bowl until stiff peaks form. Mix lemon curd, lemon juice and peel in another large bowl to blend. Fold in whipped cream, then 2-1/2 cups blackberries.
Divide lemon mixture among six 8-10 ounce wineglasses or dessert cups. Cover and chill until parfaits are cold, at least 30 minutes and up to 1 day.
Sprinkle remaining 1 cup blackberries atop parfaits and serve immediately.