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Parfait
Parfait samples by pinguino in Osaka, Japan
Layered American parfait models in Osaka, Japan
Origin
Place of origin France
Details
Main ingredient(s) Sugar syrup, eggs, cream
Foie Gras
Jelly of quail, langoustine cream, parfait of foie gras

Parfait (/pɑːrˈf/; [paʁfɛ] from French meaning "perfect") is two types of frozen dessert; in France, where the dish originated, parfait is made by boiling cream, egg, sugar and syrup to create a custard-like puree which is not necessarily served in a parfait glass. The American version includes more ingredients like granola, nuts, yogurt and liqueurs made in combination with a topping of fruits or whipped cream that are layered and served in a tall glass. The oldest known recipe dates back to 1892.

French Parfait

Parfait
A French parfait

A common parfait is the French kind. A French parfait mixes sugar, whip cream, an egg yolk, sauce, cold fruit and frozen ice cream. French parfaits are usually served on a plate not in a glass.

Japanese Parfait

Japanese parfait made mainly of ice cream and fruit with a sweet ingredient. It is served in a tall glass. It is a classic on a coffee shop menu. It is one of the more popular desserts.

Varieties

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