The Raspberry Experience, ElevatedDesserts / August 5, 2013
From time to time, not often enough, I dream of flying. I am able to lift off from a standing position, and attain an obscene altitude with ease, darting in and out of streets, tree tops and even over water. That ability to levitate and defy gravity is exhilarating. Consciousness is great and everything, but the birds kinda have it good. I really hope in my next incarnation I have wings because it’s the only way I’ll ever be able to achieve flight.
All that has changed since creating my #EtherealFloatingRaspberryCreamParfait. It is levitation in a bowl and will carry you to heights of yumminess. (Note: Calories vanish if you’re wearing fairy wings while consuming…just thought you should know.)
To offset the gem-like iridescence of the fruit, I’m sure you noticed the ratio of cream to raspberries, plunging your intentions for low calories pleasure, into oblivion. But from a mouth-feel standpoint, each bite is supremely refreshing, and not heavy. I served it after an earthy meal of slow roasted chicken, with carrots + white miniature potatoes sauteed in a butter, oil and cinnamon pear balsamic glaze, and spring greens with a citrus and thyme vinaigrette. It’s darned easy — to make the dessert, that is. Flying still requires a good pillow and a hankering for bird seed.