This summer I saw a few different Fool recipes floating around, and all of the claimed that Fool is a traditional English dessert. My Grandma was born and raised in England, my Dad was born in England, and he still has lots of family there. So I was shocked I had never heard of this before. I asked my Dab about it, but he didn’t know anything either (he left England when he was 2, my Grandpa was in the Air Force). So I did a little research, and sure enough it is English. So I had to make some!
It is a super easy, rather light dessert. By light I don’t mean calorie wise, I just mean not heavy. It is basically a homemade whipped cream with pureed fruit mixed in. It is a great dessert for a big meal, not too sweet and not too heavy. Plus it is super easy to make. No baking or cooking, so you are done in less than 10 minutes! It is pretty versatile, you could use many different fruits. From what I could find it looks like raspberry is traditional, but I could see strawberries, blackberries, or blueberries being great. I even saw someone layer the cream over grilled fruit (peaches I think).
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 pint raspberries
Using an electric mixer whip the heavy cream over med high until you get soft peaks. Mix in powdered sugar and vanilla. Do not over mix or it will curdle and turn to butter.
Place all but a few raspberries in a food processor. Puree until almost smooth. You don’t want soup, but you don’t want huge chunks either.
Fold the raspberries into the cream. Serve in a glass, and top with the reserved raspberries.
If you want to take it over the top and away from tradition you could layer in some brownies!