Strawberry Fool with Shortbread Crumbs

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By Will Godfrey

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To celebrate the royal wedding, we’ve taken the quintessentially English duo of Strawberries and Cream, and reformatted them into an equally English classic dessert – the fool. It also happens to be probably the easiest dessert ever to make.  If you’re throwing a Royal Wedding party, make this Strawberry Fool with Shortbread Crumbs and all of your guests will feel like royalty.

Strawberry Fool with Shortbread Crumbs:

Ingredients to serve 4:

  • 250g strawberries
  • 4 tbsp icing sugar
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 150g double cream
  • Shortbread (to serve)


1. Remove the stalks from the strawberries and add to a processor


2. Add the lemon juice and icing sugar and pulse to a puree


3. Strain the strawberry puree through a sieve


4. Whip the cream to soft peaks


5. Add the strawberry puree and mix well (reserve a little for decorating)


6. Transfer into your favourite ramekins and chill for at least 2 hours


7. Crush some shortbread and serve the chilled strawberry fool with a dribble of puree and the crumbs on top


Voila, summer is served!

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