This beautiful layered parfait is basically an ambrosia copycat. I had no idea what ambrosia was until a few years ago when I encountered the strange concoction at a BBQ. I spotted a large glass bowl billowing with white fluffy fluff stuff, dotted with orange and yellow bits- What the heck is that I asked? “Oh that’s ambrosia- just try it,” was the reply. Which I did, as I’m usually up for trying just about anything! I was love at first bite- sweet, light, and airy, with bits of orange, pineapple, coconut and occasional marshmallow that was soft and melty. So of course I got the recipe- it was made with whip topping (I’m a big fan!), sour cream (weird, right?), canned pineapple and orange chunks, shredded sweetened coconut and marshmallow. It was so amazing but also basically a WHOLE LOTTA SUGAR!
The macadamia theme continues this week! If you scroll down a little you'll see that my last recipe was inspired by this creamy, crispy nut, and this week is no different. Now, where did I leave that G clamp?
I haven't made a banana loaf in a long time, which is ironic because these days there is almost always a bunch of bananas in my fruit basket. They are a favourite of my daughters and something I know she will always eat ... so I like to have them around as back-up for those teething days when she refuses all other food. Needless to say the bananas are not usually around long enough to become overripe! But if you happen to find yourself in this situation then this recipe is a great way to use them up.