"Fool" is a heavenly indulgence and is the best way to eat a fruit. It is a traditional English dessert made by puréeing the fruit and folding it with a sweet custard. But nowadays it is just combined with whipped cream leaving the custard. This classic English dessert dates back to the early 16th century and the word fool is believed to have originated from the French word "fouler" - meaning to mash or press. But wiki says this inference was rejected by the Oxford stating that this is inconsistent and baseless with the early use of the word. However the etymology is proposed, the name intrigues and thats the reason I wanted to try this out. Why would something delicious be named a "fool" eh?
The most common fruit used are the berries. Strawberry, gooseberry, raspberry and apart from these appples, kiwi, mango are also used. This preparation has three steps. Puréeing the fruit, making the sweet custard and then assembling it with whipped cream . These preps can be made in a day advance and refrigerated. This makes it a to-go party dessert. This rich foamy chilled dessert is a sure crowd pleaser.
This is for the second day of the Blogging Marathon under the cookbook theme. I chose Mangoes and milk as my two ingredients that turned into a delight. This recipe is adapted from the cookbook "Classic Indian Cooking" by Julie Sahni.
A Rich foamy chilled fruit dessert.
Prep time: 15 mins | Inactive time: 30 mins | Total time: under 1 hr |
This is off to the third day of the blogging marathon 29, week 2 under the theme "Cooking from Cookbook". Check out the recipes of other blog marathon runners over here.
Priya Srinivasan says
I m sooo drooling right now!!! Looks super yum n thanks for sharing that history with fool!!!
Harini-Jaya R says
stunning pictured there!! Love the result!
Archana Potdar says
Wow this is awesome. The nuts makeit look so complete. Bookmarking this to foll my folks.:)
Looks delicious! I make something similar but I use instant vanilla pudding mix to make the custard.
rekhas kitchen says
Beautifuly presented looks so tempting..
vaishali sabnani says
I have not read the full recipe and immediately book marked...super ..super!..looks stunning and all ingredients going in the dessert are perfect for a hit dessert.
Pavani N says
Mango fool looks delicious.
Chef Mireille says
so beautiful the way you garnished it. I have 2 of Julie Sahni's books. Her recipes always come out exactly as they should!
Maybe because we would be fools to not want something that looks so good 🙂
Priya Suresh says
I dont mind finishing that beautiful and droolworthy mango fool..prefect for the season.
The fool looks awesome.. a nice variation to the normal regular smoothie..