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Fool Them All! April 1, 2012

Posted by carol in Thoughtful Ramblings, Uncategorized.

Yes, April 1st arrives and that means that it is April Fools’ Day!

I’ve always found the pranks pulled on this day to be a bit mean-spirited. This year I’m recommending a pain-free, delicious way to fool your friends–with a no-cook sweet treat that they’ll be convinced took you hours. A few weeks ago, I made elaborate-looking nutella cheesecakes that my friends thought took me all day. In reality, I spent about 5 minutes mixing the ingredients and then popped them into the refrigerator to set. The result was delicious & I fooled them all!

Sharing that recipe, however, would reveal all of my tricks. Instead, and in honor of the day we are celebrating here, I give you a recipe for raspberry fool (of course!). If you don’t know, a fool is the simplest of desserts—just whole or puréed fruit folded into whipped cream. Feel free to make and enjoy…

You will need:

18 ounces raspberries (about 4 1/2 cups; fresh or frozen)

1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp. sugar

2 tbsp. raspberry liqueur (optional)

1 pint heavy whipping cream

To make:

1. In a medium bowl, mash with a fork 12 oz. raspberries (about 3 cups), 2 tbsp. sugar, and the liqueur, if using. Set aside.

2. In a large bowl, whip cream with remaining sugar using a mixer or whisk until firm peaks form. With a spatula, fold in raspberry-liqueur mixture. Divide fool among 8 glasses or bowls and top with remaining fresh raspberries. Serve immediately or cover and chill for up to 2 hours and prepare to dazzle!

Did I mention this dessert is calorie and fat free? Just kidding.

Happy April Fools’!  -Carol



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