At the moment it’s blackberry berry harvest at the moment. If you go walking in the woods there loads of blackberry around. One of the easy dessert to make is an English classic dessert a blackberry fool.
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Blackberry fool normally just consist of cream, sugar and puree fruit. However, other stuff like rice pudding and meringue nest is added to this mixture so as to add texture and bulk. Otherwise, it is great to serve on its own with some light biscuits like amaretti.
This recipe is a bit like Eton mess but made with blackberries. It’s a great way to use up blackberries. The blackberries can be frozen as well as fresh blackberries don’t keep long. Just defrost the frozen blackberries ahead of time.
Blackberry fool recipe
Recipe serves 4
Prep time 15 minutes
1 X 400 grams can creamed rice pudding
300 grams of fresh blackberrries
300 mls (1/4 pint) of natural yoghurt
150 grams (4 oz) white chocolate melted
whipped cream or vanilla ice cream as a topping (optional)
100 grms meringue nest (consists about 8) broken tin pieces
4 mint leaves to decorate (optional)
Leaving some fresh blackberries aside for decorating. Using a whisk, blend the rice pudding and remaining blackberries in a food processor. Whisk till the blackberries break downs and it’s mixed with the rice pudding.
Then stir the yoghurt and melted white chocolate together, let it cool down in the fridge then lightly fold into the blackberry mixture so that it gets a ‘rippled’ effect. Add half of the broken meringue nest as well.
Then transfer it to clear serving glasses or bowl, chill for at least 2 hours so that the mixture sets. Top with whipped cream or ice cream, the remaining whole berries, the meringue and mint.