I’m not much of a prankster.
In fact, while I don’t like pranking, I like being pranked even less.
And fortunately for my friends and family, they all know this.
But last year I decided to be a hip, fun, cool mom to my 3-year old boy. I made some silly April Fool’s Day food and drinks for dinner that evening–starting with “fruit punch” (red jello in a juice glass with a straw inserted–like this).
It didn’t go over well.
Doodle cried when he couldn’t get the “punch” through the straw.
Clearly, he takes after his mama.
Anyway, this year I decided I’d skip the event altogether, just to be on the safe side–and then I found a recipe for a traditional English Fool, which I didn’t even realize was a thing.
I don’t know, maybe I shouldn’t be penning a food blog.
But I am, so deal. And also? Make this–it’s basically pureéd fruit, whipped cream, and sugar. It’s pretty darn good, even though it looks a bit drab in the photos. Eating I can do–photography, not so much.
- one small container (6 ounces) fresh blackberries
- ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
- 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
- 1 to 2 small peaches
- 1½ cups heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 container (17 ounces) plain Greek yogurt
- extra fruit for garnishing, if desired
- Wash and finely chop your blackberries. Place in a small bowl and stir in a tablespoon of sugar. Let stand for 15 minutes to draw out the juices.
- Meanwhile, pour 2 tablespoons cold water into a small bowl and sprinkle the gelatin over the water and let stand for 5 minutes.
- Strain the berries over a small bowl, reserving the juice. Microwave the gelatin for 20 seconds or until melted. Stir the gelatin and 1 tablespoon corn syrup into the berry juice. Fold in the berries and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Peel the peaches and puree in a food processor with a tablespoon of sugar and remaining corn syrup. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Using an electric mixer with the whisk attachment, whip the cream and ½ cup sugar until stiff. Stir the vanilla into the yogurt, then gently fold into the whipped cream.
- Dollop the blackberry an peach mixtures on top of the whipped cream mixture.
- Spoon the fool into parfait glasses and refrigerate for half an hour. Garnish with extra fruit, if desired.
I’m linked up at these great parties this week: Crazy Sweet Tuesdays, Trick or Treat Tuesdays, Tasty Tuesdays, Totally Tasty Tuesdays, Cast Party Wednesday, Sweet Treats Thursday, Mrs. Fox’s Sweets, Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons, Itsy Bitsy Paper, Crumbs and Chaos, I’m Lovin’ It Fridays, and Weekend Potluck!