Monday, June 21, 2010

Baileys pudding parfaits with oatmeal-walnut crunch

Sometimes I feel as if the wind blows only for me.

I love a good breeze; it stirs things around and feels wonderful on the skin. There are exceptions thouhgh; hair down and sticky lip gloss, that's when a breeze can drive a girl crazy. Despite being well into Winter we have had some dry and sunny interludes entice us out from our brick caves.
Thanks to the decent weather, this weekend was filled with a glamorous, late evening birthday, a morning spent with flying orange discs and an afternoon at the gallery accompanied by lunch with new friends - it was a weekend well spent.

As we ate out I hadn't cooked anything except breakfast for the past two days, and it was only after cleaning out the fridge this morning that I noticed one, lone glass goblet lurking forgotten in the back.
With some desserts I am often left with extra servings that I consume the next day, or even later that same night.  This time around I left the extras for my husband, but it seems he forgot about the last one. Although I feel sad that it remained uneaten before heading for its rubbish-bin demise, if I hadn't found it today I would have forgotten to post it as 6 days have passed since it's creation and other dishes photographed since.

After some searching I found the photographs and notes, although one glass remained full it will live on through this post to be reborn in someone else's kitchen.

ease: 3.5/5.
prep time: 10mins.
cooking time: 35mins.
total: 45mins plus 4 hours chilling time.

taste: 3.5/5. Packs a punch.

I'm not sure what to say as I only had one spoonful - as a non-drinker I found it a little too alcoholic, but those who do drink thought it was perfectly balanced and delicious.

I had an issue with the custard, it took around 30mins to get to a decent thickness and even then it wasn't very thick - it was wonderfully smooth though and everyone else thought it tasted great with a noticeable Baileys flavour. The cookies were a little gritty, perhaps less flour and more oats would remedy that whilst the raisins added nice pockets or chewy sweetness.

would I make it again: No - others enjoyed it but I just couldn't eat much due to the alcoholic taste.

recipe: Baileys pudding parfaits with oatmeal-walnut crunch


  1. Fabulous little puddings! I love Baileys.



  2. It may have been in your fridge over-long, but the photo still looks luscious.
    I DO drink, so no doubt would love this parfait. Will take note of the changes you would make in the crunch.
    Wish I could have eaten that last one! :)

  3. it's a looker of a dessert, i will say that! i'm not too keen on alcohol myself--i can detect even the barest hint of it and it always turns me off--but i can still appreciate your lovely touches here!

  4. I love baileys, so this recipe sounds really delicious to me!!!

  5. Oh my, that sounds lovely and looks lovely too.

  6. Lovely. Fantastic photos. I am one to enjoy a good Bailey's punch. I would quite like this.


  7. how could you not love these parfaits! what a great combination!

  8. That is an excellent dessert!

  9. This sounds like just the thing for me. I don't drink much, but simply go crazy for Baileys. My dad let me have a taste in high school and it's been love ever since. Happy belated bday!

  10. I just realized that it really isn't that difficult to make a parfait. I tried my first one a couple of months ago using this easy Yogurt Parfait recipe. Now I want to try yours too! :)

  11. Oh my gosh just saw this today and love it!!