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    Strawberry Fool (Ghana)

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    15 mins

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    twissis's Note:

    This recipe has been posted for ZWT II & my source is africa.upenn.edu/Cookbook/Dessert. The intro says: "The term "fool" (also Egyptian for lentils) comes from the English & means essentially a fruit puree folded into a soft custard or whipped cream. You may begin w/any good custard recipe, vanilla pudding or whipped cream." Later he said there were 3 African Fools: Strawberry Fool (Ghana), Peach Fool (Liberia) & Peanut Fool (Nigeria).

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 8

    Yield:

    1/2 cup ...

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Sprinkle 1/4 cup confectioner's sugar over 1 cup quartered strawberries.
    2. 2
      Beat 1 cup heavy cream w/the wine till the mixture is stiff. Fold whipped cream/wine mixture into strawberries.
    3. 3
      Pile high in footed sherbet glasses. Garnish ea w/1 whole strawberry.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 19, 2013

      55

      I followed the other reviewer's advice and added the port to the strawberries and sugar. They are absolutely amazing. I let them sit and marinate for about an hour and they turned out to taste wonderful! I just whipped up my whip cream and didn't add any sugar since the berries were already sweetened. Thanks for sharing a treat!! Made for Photo Tag game.

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    • on June 29, 2006

      55

      What a wonderful and easy dessert!! I read tigerduck and evelyn/athens reviews and also put the port wine in the strawberries along with the confectioner sugar. Let the strawberries marinate a bit while the bowl and beater were in the freezer chilling to whip the cream. DH loved this also!

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    • on June 20, 2006

      55

      I read Tigerduck's review before making this recipe and so I decided to add the port to the strawberries and just do a slightly-sweetened whipped cream topping. Delicious blend of flavours - I liked the port in with the berries. Very easy and easy to eat.

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    Nutritional Facts for Strawberry Fool (Ghana)

    Serving Size: 1 (58 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 134.7
     
    Calories from Fat 99
    73%
    Total Fat 11.0 g
    17%
    Saturated Fat 6.8 g
    34%
    Cholesterol 40.7 mg
    13%
    Sodium 12.2 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 6.9 g
    2%
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    1%
    Sugars 5.1 g
    20%
    Protein 0.7 g
    1%

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