A fool is a traditional English dessert made from puréed fruit and custard, although a more modern version replaces the custard with whipped cream. I frequently make this light and fluffy confection during the summer when local fruit is plentiful.
To make this you will need:
Blender or food processor
Medium-sized mixing bowl
4 small serving dishes
One cup berries or diced soft fruit such as peach or cherry
Half-pint (240 ml) whipping cream, also called 35% cream
1/3 cup or 5 tablespoons+1 teaspoon confectioners sugar, aka icing sugar
If the room is very warm, chill the bowl and the mixing beaters for 1 hour prior.
Purée the fruit in the food processor and set it aside.
Pour the cream into the bowl and beat it on medium-high setting for about two minutes or until the cream forms peaks.
Slowly add the confectioner's sugar and blend it in, about 30 seconds.
Add the puréed fruit and blend it in, about 30 seconds.
Spoon mixture into serving dishes, chill for half an hour.