Monday, March 28, 2011

Strawberry Fool

A Fruit Fool is a simple English dessert where the fruit puree is mixed with whipped cream,sugar and optionally rosewater. I made a simple strawberry fool and here it is in all its pink splendour.I have referenced several recipes for the fool and have used this one as my base. It is nothing but whip cream,fold in the puree,chill and serve.

Strawberries: atleast 1/2 cup washed,hulled and sliced/chopped.
Sugar: as needed

Cream: 1 cup or so
Icing Sugar/ Confectioners Sugar/Powdered Sugar: as needed to whip cream and as per taste
Vanilla : optional

Strawberry slices ,chocolate shavings etc

Puree the strawberries adding sugar and keep aside. You can strain/sieve the puree optionally.I did not.

Whip the cream adding icing sugar and vanilla till soft peaks form. Mix in the puree adding more puree if needed to get a pink cream. Pour in dessert bowls and chill till set -for atleast 2 hours.

Garnish with sliced strawberres and serve.

Mine was not completely set.Its was a bit wobbly at the centre but was creamy enough to hold the garnish without sinking them to the bottom. I had used the cream available here which is low in fat than the required double cream. But still the dessert was perfect for hot afternoons and can easily be reproduced with pther fruits as well.
The pretty pink dessert is visiting MM:Think Pink at MaisonCupcake, an event by Meeta


Reva said...

Looks amazingly delicious and delectable.... Strawberries are my fav no matter in what form they re served ....

Akila said...

looks so delicious....

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lubnakarim06 said...

Simple and yum...perfect to beat the heat....

Divya Kudua said...

Love the pretty baby pink color..perfect for summer!

Priya Suresh said...

Feel like finishing that wonderful looking strawberry fool,yumm!

Swathi said...

Strawberry fool looks delicious.

Kankana said...

never heard of this dessert but it looks so refreshing and yummy :)

Cham said...

I ve seen fool but never tried it! Looks great for beating the heat!

Unknown said...

With the lowfat cream, it is a far healthier version - I don't mind a little wobble :) Yummy post :)

Sarah, Maison Cupcake said...

Even though this is an English traditional dessert I have never had it. Looks perfect for hot weather! Thanks for taking part in the Monthly Mingle.

Sally - My Custard Pie said...

I love a fruit fool - rhubarb or gooseberry usually although I can't get these fruits where I live now. I'll have to make your strawberry one instead - looks lovely and light.

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