Strawberry and Bailey's Fool

"This Irish recipe is entered for the World tour 2005, a RecipeZaar event. I haven't tried it yet, but will very soon! The recipe is from The Irish Heritage Cookbook written by Margaret M. Johnson. It is a David Foley recipe from the Hibernian Hotel in Dublin."
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Ready In:




  • Place 6 stem glasses in the refrigerator to chill. Reserve 6 strawberries for garnishing.
  • In a blender or food processor, puree the remaining strawberries until smooth.
  • Beat the cream in a deep bowl until stiff peaks form (just before the butter stage). Add half of the strawberry puree and the Bailey's Irish Cream to the whipped cream, and gently fold with a rubber spatula until blended.
  • Divide 1/4 of the strawberry cream mixture among the glasses, then top with a layer of the fruit puree and continue to alternate layers of cream and fruit. Top each with a strawberry and dust with confectioner's sugar.

Questions & Replies

  1. Can this be made a day ahead of time?


  1. Ok, I have a confession to make... I made a small test batch to see if I would like them enought to serve at a bigger dinner party. My goal was to see how easy it was to fill the wine glasses without looking messy (it was easy), and to see how far ahead of time I could make them and still have them looking good. That's the part I'll never know... because no sooner did I get done "testing" the first one did the second one get pulled back out of the fridge... Soooooo good!!! Oh, and I mixed the Bailey's and heavy cream together from the beginning. Whips up just fine that way. I might add the sugar with the cream too next time instead of dusting. There will be a next time, in fact, I think that time is right now...
  2. Thank you for sharing this quick and easy to make dessert. It was light, flavorful and delicious. The baileys was a lovely addition. Made for What's on the Menu Tag Game 2017.
  3. Summer is here and what a perfect recipe for my garden strawberries. So very simple and pretty too with a creamy, fresh taste with that little hint of baileys to set it off. I did cut the recipe in half to serve the two of us and once the heavy cream was whipped, added everything in at once. Not quite as pretty as layering but yummy anyways. Next time I think I'd still put everything in at once and just make the strawberry mixture doubled so I could also layer it for the looks - after all you can never have to many strawberries in my book.
  4. This was great!. I doubled the recipe put it in one large glass bowl instead of making individual servings. Looked really pretty with with the layers and a few whole strawberries on top. The only other change I made was to add some sugar (about 1/2 cup) to the strawberries before I pureed them. If you had better strawberries, it would not be necessary.
  5. This was so easy to make and devour. Fabulous desert that looks looks great too. Made for PAC, Spring 2008



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