The “Fool” is a classic British dessert that is ridiculously simple to make and is a beautiful dessert. Plus, I don’t think there is much better than homemade whipped cream, so I’m a sucker for this dessert. You can make just about any kind of fruit fool – strawberry, blackberry, kiwi, raspberry, etc and you can use either fresh or frozen fruits. Depending on the sweetness of your fruit, you’ll want to taste as you cook so you can adjust the amount of sugar you use.
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 2 tbsp. confectioners’ sugar
- 1 cup frozen or fresh blackberries (plus a dash or two of sugar to sweeten)
- In a saucepan, heat about 1/4 cup water with your berries. Cook until soft enough to mash with a potato masher, mash until fruit is smooth. Add a dash or two of sugar to taste. If you want to experiment with other flavors you can also add a tbsp. of honey or your favorite jam in place of the sugar. Cook a few minutes until the water is evaporated and you have a fruit puree.
- With an electric mixer, beat your cream and confectioners’ sugar in a large bowl until soft peaks form into whipped cream.
- Scoop whipped cream into a glass or bowl, then add puree, repeat and then with a chopstick or similar instrument, swirl your cream and fruit together.
Serves: 2 large or 4 small
Recipe source: Original
Time: 10 minutes