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Fool's paradise - name your fruit and indulge yourself

Quick to make and even quicker to eat

Fool's paradise - name you fruit and indulge yourself

Fruit fool (serves 6)

450g strawberries/raspberries* or rhubarb, trimmed and cut into medium pieces
150g granulated sugar 
284ml double cream

*whichever berries take your fancy


  • If using rhubarb you need to cook it in a pan with 4 tbsp sugar and 2 tbsp of water over a low heat for 10 minutes or until tender. Add sugar to taste - as a guide about 80g should do it. Leave to cool
  • The berries just need to be chopped up and mashed (keep some back for decoration)
  • Whisk the cream into soft peaks
  • Strain the juice from the rhubarb and fold it in to the cream (if it seems too thin, whisk it up a bit more)
  • Add the rhubarb and mix them together
  • If using berries just add them to the cream and mix it all together
  • Spoon into glasses or ramekins and serve with a biscuit - ginger snap or amaretto go well (something with some bite) or angel fingers
  • garnish with a bit of fruit and a mint leaf

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