Sunday, March 27, 2011

For April Fool's Day: Serve a "Fool"

I don't mean make dinner for a goofy person....instead, whip up a simple, traditional dessert called a fool. The idea comes from an Australian Food Blog I read called Foodista. Here is a quick quote from the site about this fun dessert. Click on any of the titles for a recipe. Pictured is one of their berry versions.

The fool hails from around 15th century England and was traditionally made with gooseberries. It's a simple dessert that combines fruit with cream. Try serving with a garnish of mint or a nice shortbread cookie.

Traditional Gooseberry Fool

Gooseberries are tart and full of flavor. It's a wee bit early in the season for this little berry, so look for freshly frozen ones.

Grand Marnier Rhubarb Fool

Rhubarb is the classic spring fruit fool! Check your local farmer's market now for this delicious edible plant.

Raspberry Fool

This berry-licious version has a splash of Chambord. Yum!

Easy Cranberry Fool

A great way to use up any of those remaining cans of Thanksgiving cranberry sauce!

Mango Fool

Like a kiss from the tropics!

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