Recipe by pammyowl
A classic English dessert, perfect for summer and simple, too!
Top Review by Mia in Germany
This was outstanding! I'm a blueberry lover and in love with "fools" since my first gooseberry fool in England, so this is my recipe. We were both raving, it was so good. For the syrup, I used the maple syrup option, but I didn't sweeten the whipped cream because we don't like it very sweet.<br/>Thanks for leaving us another wonderful recipe which reminds us of you - although I'll never forget you anyway. Rest in peace, dear Pammy.<br/>Made in memory of Pam for her Cookathon, November 2013.
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup or 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 sprig mint
- 1 sprig lemon verbena (or piece of lemon peel)
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup berry syrup (see above)
- 1 cup blueberries
- mint (to garnish)
Directions See How It's Made
- In a medium saucepan, combine blueberries,water, maple syrup and herbs.
- Bring to a simmer over high heat, stirring constantly until the liquid has thickened and berries have popped, about 3-5 minutes.
- Remove from heat and transfer into a heat-proof bowl or measuring cup and purée using an immersion blender. You can also transfer into a standing blender and purée until smooth.
- Refrigerate until completely chilled.
- Make Berry Cream.
- Whip cream, sugar and salt in a standing mixer or large bowl until stiff peaks form and it starts to look a little lumpy (this is generally considered "over-whipped").
- Pour in 1/2 cup of chilled bb syrup (reserve remainder for the assembly), and whip on high to incorporate.
- Using a rubber spatula, scrape down the bowl, then whisk one more time to assure that streaks don't remain.
- Distribute the remaining berries between 4 serving bowls or glasses.
- Dollop the berry cream over top of each, and drizzle with remaining berry syrup. Finish with an herb garnish. Serve cold.
- Note: the syrup can be refrigerated in an airtight container for a week, and the berry cream can be made and refrigerated for up to 24 hours. You can assemble the fools ahead of time in the serving vessels minus the syrup and garnish, covered in plastic wrap and refrigerated for up to 24 hours.