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June 8, 2013

strawberry fool
posted by soe 1:03 am

Nan asked for the strawberry fool recipe and I figured others might be interested, too, since it’s so easy to make. (Honestly, it’s so simple, I thought “fool” referred to who was qualified to make it, but the etymology doesn’t seem to support that.)

Also, I know I copied this from somewhere 15 years ago or so, but my notecard doesn’t offer any insight to the source. So know the recipe is not mine.

Strawberry fool ... on TwitpicStrawberry Fool
(serves 4 reasonable portions or 2 generous ones)

1 1/2 c strawberries
2-3 Tbs sugar
2/3 c heavy cream
2/3 c plain yogurt

Wash, de-stem, and slice the strawberries. Put in bowl and season with sugar. (If you can do this a little before the rest of the steps, you’ll get a smoother dish, but it’s delicious either way.)

Whisk the cream until whipped.

Add yogurt to the berries. Mash the berries. (I use a fork.) Your goal isn’t to end up with a smooth consistency, just to make them less solid.

Fold in the cream.

Add more sugar if necessary. (If you have quality, in-season strawberries, you probably won’t need more.)


Category: life -- uncategorized. There is/are 3 Comments.

It sounds like strawberry ice cream minus the ice. Yummy!

I notice that you didn’t say to hull the strawberries. I am having a rather silly debate with myself about whether or not strawberries ought to be hulled. Perhaps it’s less necessary when you have naturally ripened fruit?

Comment by Karen 06.08.13 @ 8:42 am

Thank you!! I’ll be making this soon.

Comment by Nan 06.08.13 @ 11:04 am

@Nan: You’re welcome.

@Karen: It is a lot like iceless ice cream. Regarding the hulling question, I don’t ever hull strawberries, but I only buy them when they’re fresh and local, so mine don’t seem to need it. I suppose if I were buying those big berries from California I might, but probably only after I’d tried not doing it, since you know that I am lazy and only do what is absolutely necessary.

Comment by soe 06.08.13 @ 11:49 am