|Strawberry fool. Lucy Mercer, A Cook and Her Books|
This version of strawberries and cream is called a "fool," an old-fashioned dessert that is simply sweetened, whipped cream with pureed fruit. You could use other soft fruits and berries such as mango and blackberries for a delicious variation.
1 pound fresh strawberries, rinsed and hulled
Additional strawberries for garnishing, if desired
1/2 cup sugar
Zest of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 1/2 cups cold heavy whipping cream
1. In a food processor, puree berries with sugar until smooth and lump-free. Add lemon juice and zest.
2. Beat cream with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Use a spatula to gently fold in 1/4th of fruit puree, gradually adding more until all is incorporated. Scoop mixture into covered container and refrigerate for at least one hour. When ready to serve, spoon into individual dessert glasses and garnish with fresh berries.
Here's the step-by-step. Honestly, this takes more time to describe than it will take you to make it. Pin this recipe "Super Easy and Delicious Desserts."
|Red, ripe strawberries. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books|
|Strawberries ready for slicing. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books|
|A dusting of lemon zest before pureeing. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books|
|Beat heavy whipping cream until it looks just like this ~softly swirling peaks. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books|
|Gradually fold in berry puree. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books|
|Incorporate all the strawberry puree into the cream. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books|
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