Thursday, 5 June 2014

Thursday Treat

Today I decided to do something different.  Instead of posting a personal story or an opinion piece, I'll shake things up and write about something yummy.  So here's a Thursday Treat.

Fruit Fool

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
Electric mixer
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.


  1. All the ingredients for this are in my fridge - might be dessert this evening!

  2. There's nothing like simple recipes! Yum!! And anything with custard / cream is irresistible to me. Thanks for sharing ! :-))

  3. It's over 100 degrees outside right now, and this dish looks really good!