Perhaps you’ve caught yourself doing this before: you’re lost in thought — truly daydreaming about nothing in particular. Then you wonder, “How in heck did I end up thinking about that?” and you proceed to trace back which thought led to what until you either figure it out (depending upon whether you have more patience than I do) or give up because in the long run, it truly doesn’t matter.
That’s the best way to describe how I ended up with these Nectarine Blondie Parfaits. I’d seen Sunset magazine’s photo of “Chocolate Liliko’i Parfaits” ingredients layered deliciously in glasses, and wondered about the combination of flavors I’d use for a treat like that. I just happened to have gelato, and had just finished making a batch of blondies. Of course there were beautiful nectarines on my counter destined for a salad that I might also use.
And then there was a jar of Arequipe de Antano in the fridge. Surely something good could come of a few of those ingredients if I stacked them nicely in a glass.