Diff-egg-culty: Advanced, 3 hrs
5 Sunny Queen eggs
3/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups cream
1/2 cup sultanas
100 grams glace cherries, chopped
1 cup mixed dried fruit, finely chopped
1/4 cup orange liqueur or brandy
1/3 cup slivered almonds
To make the parfait ice cream, place sugar and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan and boil gently for about 7 minutes to make sugar syrup.
In the meantime, beat the eggs lightly in a large heatproof bowl and set over a saucepan of gently simmering water.
Using a whisk or electric mixer continue to beat the eggs until light, thick and double in volume.
Remove the bowl from the heat and while still beating, add the hot sugar syrup in a thin stream.
Sit the bowl over ice or very cold water and continue to gently stir until cool.
Whip cream to soft peaks and fold carefully into the cooled egg mixture.
Cover and place in the freezer.
Combine sultanas, cherries and fruit in a microwave-safe bowl and add the liqueur or brandy. Cover and microwave for about 50 seconds to warm through.
Stir up and set aside to cool.
Toast the slivered almonds and let cool.
When fruit and almonds are cool, stir into the ice cream and return to the freezer.
Every half hour, stir up until the ice-cream is softly set and fruit and nuts evenly distributed.
From delicious egg salads to an indulgent Christmas pudding ice cream, cracking out the Sunny Queen eggs can ensure a versatile and egg-straordinary menu that's made with love for friends and family this festive season.
Sunny Queen Farms Managing Director, John O'Hara, challenges the stigma that a Christmas feast means a whole day of whisking up difficult recipes. Using everyday ingredients like eggs means your family enjoys easy, yummy and nutritious food - the real value of Christmas has always been about sharing good food with your loved ones. The goodness of Sunny Queen eggs will bring a smile to your family around the table. 'Christmas Day breakfast, lunch and dinner are great opportunities to share an egg-stra special meal with your loved ones" said Mr O'Hara.
'Eggs are incredibly versatile, and easy to include in your festive menu. Starting with a scrumptious breakfast of baked eggs with bacon and spinach, followed by scotch eggs for a snack, to a layered pavlova cake for dessert, there are plenty of twists on traditional festive favourites to cook that won't have you beaten."
This year why not try cooking up your Christmas feast with delicious, golden-yolked Sunny Queen Free Range eggs. At only 1500 hens per hectare, the chooks have 6 times more space to play on Christmas Day and all year round compared to most other free range hens. Here are some of the favourite ways we love to use Sunny Queen Free Range eggs.
Sunny Queen has compiled a list of easy, crowd pleasing meals on its website www.sunnyqueen.com.au/recipes to make Christmas Day hosting a breeze.