Strawberry and Cream Fool

A fool is an old English dessert made by mixing pureed fruit, whipped cream, and sugar. Traditionally rose water or another flavoring agent is added.

Years ago, the word "fool" was "a term of endearment," and the dessert (or foole in its original spell

2 Cups Strawberries
2 TBL Granulated Sugar
2 Cups Heavy Cream
optional: couple of tablespoons of kirsch, brandy, or port.

Wash and cut two cups of luscious strawberries. Add two tablespoons of granulated sugar and mix. Let the berries macerate for 10-15 minutes. Whip two cups of heavy cream and fold the cream into the strawberries. For a bit of a "kick," you may wish to add a couple of tablespoons of kirsch, brandy, or port. Chill well.
What can be easier and more delicious! No joke!

I haven't seen gooseberries at the green grocer, but here at Birchwood Inn, our favorite is strawberry or raspberry fool.

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