Earlier this week, my friend Lyndsay contacted me in a panic. She is hosting her husband’s boss and his wife for a cocktail/dessert party, and the wife is gluten intolerant. Not sure what to serve, she turned to me for help.
For me, the hardest part was figuring out which recipe to create for her. Lyndsay is an amazing cook, but still a fairly new baker. I didn’t want her to have to run out and buy a bunch of ingredients she may never use again, and I didn’t want her to worry about using the wrong products and accidentally get the boss’ wife sick.
I decided that these Piña Colada Parfaits were the perfect cocktail dessert for her get together. A rum-infused pineapple curd is layered with a thin cream cheese layer, and topped with coconut flavoured whipped cream, and toasted coconut flakes. The perfect ending to the evening.