Roast-rhubarb parfait brioche sandwiches


You'll need to begin this recipe a day ahead.

You'll need

400 gm rhubarb (about ½ bunch), cut into 7cm lengths 240 gm caster sugar 60 ml dessert wine Juice of 2 mandarins Juice of 1 lemon 4 egg yolks Scraped seeds of 1 vanilla bean 200 ml thickened cream 200 gm créme fraîche 6 brioche rolls, split (see note)

Method

  • 01
  • Preheat oven to 160C. Spread rhubarb in a roasting pan, scatter with 110gm sugar, drizzle with wine, mandarin juice and lemon juice, roast until tender (10-15 minutes) and set aside to cool. Remove one-third of rhubarb with a slotted spoon (refrigerate remaining rhubarb mixture), finely chop and refrigerate until required.
  • 02
  • Meanwhile, whisk yolks, vanilla seeds and remaining sugar in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water until thick and pale (4-5 minutes), then transfer to an electric mixer and whisk until cool (2-3 minutes). Whisk cream and créme fraîche in a separate bowl until soft peaks form, fold in egg mixture then fold in chopped rhubarb. Spoon into a container, cover and freeze until firm (6 hours-overnight). Makes about 1 litre.
  • 03
  • Warm remaining rhubarb mixture in a saucepan over low heat. Meanwhile, preheat grill to high heat and lightly toast cut-sides of brioche (1-2 minutes). Place brioche bases on serving plates, top with a scoop of parfait, spoon a little rhubarb syrup over, sandwich with tops and serve immediately with remaining rhubarb.

Note Brioche rolls are available from select pâtisseries; you may need to order them ahead. To make your own, see our brioche recipe, and shape the dough into six rolls.


At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people
GT
Signature Collection

Find out more about the Gourmet Traveller Signature Collection by Robert Gordon Australia, including where to buy it in store and online.

Read More
Recipe collections

Looking for fresh dinner ideas? Not sure how to make the most out of seasonal produce? Or do you need to plan the perfect party menu? Our recipe collections have you covered.

See more

At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people

Featured in

Jul 2012

You might also like...

Top 10 peanut butter desserts

recipes

Baked rhubarb with orange and citrus mascarpone

Party desserts

recipes

Chocolate truffle layer cake

Banana recipes

recipes

Elderflower, Champagne and berry jellies

Cheesecake recipes

recipes

Prosecco jellies with Aperol granita

Autumn dessert recipes

recipes

Chocolate cremeux with caramel

Quince and brown butter pastry tart

recipes

Strawberry recipes

Manadrain and ginger syrup cake

recipes

Frozen dessert recipes

conversion tool