"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.
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.