A verrine is a luscious French starter, layered in a clear glass to show its gorgeous textures and colours. This one uses intense sun dried tomatoes, fresh tomatoes and a basil-infused whipped cream.
You can use a soda siphon to whip the basil cream. Pour the infused cream into the soda siphon, and chill the siphon on its side in the refrigerator for 2 hours. When ready to serve, siphon the basil cream over the tomatoes in the glasses.
This is a perfect dinner party starter, as you can make all of the recipe components ahead of time, and then assemble at the last minute!
Simple and very impressive. Made it three times now and been well received each time. A shortcut is to add pesto to the cream if you ned to make it quickly. Loses a bit of subtlety but still works well - 02 Aug 2013
Very simple but effective. I added ready made pesto as a layer when no sundried tomatoes available. Will make again!!! - 07 Mar 2016