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Strawberry Fool

What’s red and sweet and juicy with a little green mop top? Strawberries! They are finally in season and I’m thrilled! I love strawberries – the colour, the taste, the cutesy look! Absolutely beautiful, these fruit are rich in antioxidants and Vitamin C. If you have a cold, get yourself a big glass of strawberry juice and you can kiss the cold goodbye. Really! (Ok, It works for me all the time, maybe I subconsciously want to add one more reason to love the lil buggers!) So, if you want to get on my good side, give me a bowl of strawberries and cream! Yes, I’m a fool for strawberries …sigh!
Strawberry Fool

Prep time: 30 mins
Serves: 6
What you need:
350 gms Strawberries
1 tsp lemon juice
300 ml Double Cream
175 gms/ 1 cup Castor Sugar
What to do:
Put the strawberries into a small pan with 3 Tbsp of water and cook over a low heat until soft. Remove from heat, add the sugar according to taste and stir until dissolved. Leave to cool, then blend or sieve to make a puree. Set aside and cool. Add the lemon juice and stir well. Whip the double cream until it is fairly stiff and using a metal spoon, carefully fold it into the strawberry puree, losing as little volume as possible. Turn the mixture into six serving bowls/ dessert glasses and leave to set. Decorate it with strawberry slices. Leave in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
P.S. Fools are a very good way of using up a lot of seasonal fruit. Especially if it is soft as it needs to be pulped up and combined with cream. Other fruits that work well include raspberries, blackcurrants, mangoes and peaches.
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