Friday, April 1, 2011

April Blackberry Fools Day!

Blackberry Fool

What's a fool? Such a silly dessert name if you ask me! A fool is an English dessert and usually consists of  fruit puree mixed with whipped cream, sugar and sometimes a flavor like rose water.  The most common flavor is gooseberry but Martha Stewart used blackberry which is probably just as delicious and when it comes to baking...she ain't no fool! Enjoy!


  • 2 cups blackberries (8 ounces total), plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  1. In a blender, combine berries, sugar, and lemon juice; blend until smooth. Pour mixture through a fine-mesh sieve, pressing with a rubber spatula to push through. Discard seeds; transfer 1/2 cup berry puree to a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate; reserve for topping.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cream and vanilla; whip until stiff peaks form. Gently fold remaining berry puree into cream. Spoon mixture into custard cups. Cover loosely and refrigerate 1 hour (or up to overnight). To serve, drizzle blackberry fools with reserved berry puree, and garnish with blackberries.

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