They say you eat with your eyes first, and verrines are the perfect way to feed your vision. A verrine is simply a petite parfait, designed to showcase colorful, contrasting flavors and textures. They can be sweet or savory, but they always center on small tastes of food, artfully arranged in glass vessels. It's like making a culinary stained-glass window.
|Clockwise from L: blueberry soy yogurt with pineapple and papaya; blueberry and vanilla soy yogurt with raspberries and oatmeal; vanilla soy yogurt with pineapple, raspberries and cinnamon|
Breakfast verrines are easy and fun to make. Just layer soy, almond or coconut yogurt with fresh fruit [finely diced], jam, granola, oats, etc. Aim for contrasting colors. Eat with a demitasse spoon and savor slowly.