On September 29th, we were celebrating Michaelmas which is the day of Archangel Michael. It is a day to celebrate that Archangel Michael had victory over Lucifer, or like in many other traditions, the day that the light wins over darkness. It is also considered an old form of Thanksgiving since autumn food is served. Two main ingredients are used for this day: carrots and blackberries....
Why blackberries? According to the legend, when St, Michael defeated Lucifer, he fell into a thorny blackberry bush. Lucifer spit on the bush making it sour if you collect it after September 29th....that is the reason this is the last day you can eat blackberries.
Vanilla Mascarpone Parfait with Blackberry Sauce
130 g sugar
50 g water
4 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla paste
250 g mascarpone cheese
250 g whipping cream
For the sauce
1 cup blackberries
150 grams water
4 tablespoons of sugar
2 teaspoons of cornstarch
Boil the sugar with the water for 3 minutes, and turn off the heat. Immediately, add the egg yolks and beat it until it is creamy and pale yellow. Ad the vanilla paste, and the mascarpone cheese. Beat the whipping cream until you have soft picks, and incorporate it softly. Place it in a greased mold in the freezer for 2 hours.
In a blender, place the blackberries with the water, and blend it at maximum speed for 2 minutes. Strain it, and place it in a pot. Add the sugar and cornstarch, and mix it well. Simmer it at low temperature for three minutes or until it thickens. Let it cool.
Place the parfait over a tray, cut in pieces and serve it with blackberry sauce....ENJOY!
As usual, I made my dragon bread.....