Traditional Irish desserts- does anybody know what they are? Most people, myself included, seem to just throw Guinness or Irish Crème into a chocolate dessert and call it a day. Or there’s the other popular solution of just adding green food coloring into whatever you’re making.
This flummery is a modern take on a traditional Celtic dessert that includes two of Ireland’s favorites: whiskey and oats. The parfait comes together quickly and easily, looks and tastes great, and has just enough healthy ingredients that you won’t feel guilty taking an extra serving…
Strawberry and Oatmeal Flummery Parfait
Yield: 4 servings
* 1/2 cup almonds, roughly chopped
* 1/2 cup Bob’s gluten-free oats (or other brand if you don't need to be gluten-free)
* 1 cup heavy cream
* 3 tablespoons honey
* 3 tablespoons Irish Whiskey
* 2 teaspoons lemon juice
* 2 cups coarsely chopped strawberries
Toast the almonds and oatmeal in a heavy-bottomed pan over medium heat until they begin to turn golden; set aside to cool slightly.
Whip the cream until smooth and thick- right before soft peaks form.
Combine the honey, whiskey and lemon juice and stir until combined. Carefully fold into the whipped cream. Add approximately one-third of the toasted almond and oatmeal mixture and roughly one-third of the strawberries into the cream mixture and combine.
In four servings glasses or bowls, layer the whipped cream mixture with the strawberries and oatmeal mixture. Serve immediately or chill for up to 30 minutes.
Note: Both the almond and oatmeal as well as the whipped cream mixture can be made and chilled ahead of time, but avoid stirring in the oatmeal mixture into the whipped cream until just before serving time. The moisture takes out some of the toasty crunch of the oats.
Adapted from Irish Culture and Customs by Bridget Haggerty, who adapted the recipe from Classic Irish Recipes by Georgina Campbell