Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Dessert: Blackberry Fools

I just started receiving "Everyday Foods" this past month and have enjoyed several of the recipes. I didn't alter this one bit, but halved the recipe, which was a perfect size for two people. One recommendation, a larger opening to your serving vessels. I have margarita glasses that would have been a better choice.

Martha's Blackberry Fools- serves 2
1 cups blackberries, plus more for garnish
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 cups heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Blend berries, sugar and lemon juice in the blender. Pour through a fine mesh strainer to remove all seeds. Note, I used a splatter screen and it involved real work getting the berry mixture through it... I'd recommend something a bit more porous than that.

Whip cream and vanilla in kitchen aid until stiff peaks form. Fold whipped cream into berry sauce. Put in serving glasses and chill. Top with 2 whole blackberries and some reserved berry sauce as a garnish.

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