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Strawberry fool

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 1
Dietary Vegetarian
From Ready Steady Cook


  1. For the strawberry coulis, place the strawberries into a mini-food processor with the icing sugar and blend until smooth. Press the mixture through a sieve into a bowl to remove the pips.

  2. For the fool, place the egg whites into a clean bowl and whisk until stiff peaks are formed when the whisk is removed.

  3. Add the cream, brandy and half of the coulis to the egg whites and gently fold in.

  4. To serve, pour the fool into a dessert glass and drizzle over the remaining coulis and the melted chocolate.


For the strawberry coulis

  • 50g/1¾oz strawberries
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar

For the fool

  • 2 free-range egg whites
  • 100ml/3½fl oz double cream, whipped
  • ½ brandy miniature
  • 50g/1¾oz chocolate, melted

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