Blackberry Fool

    Blackberry Fool

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    Blackberry Fool

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    30min


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    About this recipe: I strongly recommend using fresh brambles in this recipe for best flavour. Raspberries, strawberries or a combination of all three may be used, but they should all be fresh.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • 1L whipping cream
    • 125g icing sugar, divided
    • 125ml soured cream, at room temperature
    • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
    • 2 punnets fresh blackberries
    • 8 strips of lemon zest, for garnish
    • 8 sprigs fresh mint

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Extra time:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Pour the cream into a large bowl with 1/2 of the icing sugar and almond extract. Whip until stiff. Fold in soured cream. Refrigerate.
    2. In a separate bowl, toss blackberries with the remaining icing sugar. Let stand at room temperature for about 15 minutes.
    3. In 8 glasses, layer whipped cream and blackberries, beginning and ending with whipped cream. Garnish each fool with a strip of lemon zest, a few blackberries and a sprig of mint.
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    What a simple, yet elegant dessert! This was so easy to put together and tasted really good. I used a combination of blackberries and raspberries. I opted to use vanilla instead of almond extract for the cream mixture and tossed the berries in just a bit of regular sugar vs. confectioners' sugar. I left off the mint and chose to garnish these with just the lemon zest - overall, very good!  -  30 Mar 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    11

    With all the ingredients ready and waiting right at my fingertips I devilishly made this for breakfast this morning. I used both blackberries and raspberries but rather than mixing the berries with powdered sugar I thought it would be even better to mix them with leftover homemade raspberry sauce! It was easy, quick, fresh and delicious and very pretty in little parfait glasses. I mean, who doesn't like berries and cream? However, while it was only a small amount, I would have preferred this without the sour cream, which provided just enough tang to make it not as pleasantly sweet as just simple whipped cream - it was a step and ingredient that didn't necessarily make it better.  -  05 Apr 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    6

    I guess I am odd man out here, as all other reviewers enjoyed the dessert. I followed the directions exactly, but most of my guests and I found the dessert bland. It looked nice and had a pleasant mousse-like texture, but the taste was really uninteresting. I much prefer the Lemon Lime Mousse recipe on this website, for a refreshing, light dessert.  -  19 Dec 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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