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Friday, 21 October 2016

Blackberry Fool

Blackberry Fool: A Recipe

2-1/2 cups fresh blackberries (Other berries will do--but the fool won't be such a nice purple color; frozen berries work, though fresh are nicer.)
1/2 cup sugar, divided in two
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cups heavy cream

Find an adult to cook with you.

Mash the berries with a potato masher or a large fork.  If you've got a food processor, you can use that.  With clean hands, press the crushed berries through a sieve to remove the seeds.  Sprinkle the fruit with 1/4 cup of sugar.  Stir.

In a separate bowl, mix together the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar, the vanilla and the cream.  Using a whisk or whatever kind of beater you have, whip the mixture until it makes soft peaks, but not stiff ones.

Fold the sugared berries into the whipped cream.  Taste it to see if it's sweet enough.  Add more sugar if you need it.  There should be streaks of white and purple.

Refrigerate for 3 hours or more.

Eat!  And don't forget to lick the bowl.

-- from A Fine Dessert by Emily Jenkins & Sophie Blackall

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