Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Blueberry Fool #Recipe - A light easy dessert!
Long before our local blueberries were ready to pick, I had already been stockpiling, bookmarking, and clipping out new recipes that sounded fabulous. I had never made a "fool" before, but will have to try it with other fruits also.
A Fool is a light and creamy dessert. Sweet but, depending on the natural sweetness of your berries, you can adjust to fit your tastes.
You Will Need:
2 c. blueberries + a handful for decorating the tops
1/4 - 1/3 c. sugar depending on your berries (separate 1 Tbsp out)
1/2 tsp. cornstarch
pinch of salt
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1 c. heavy cream
1/2 c. plain Greek yogurt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
First make your blueberry sauce. In a small saucepan combine the berries, sugar (to taste, but reserve 1 Tbsp. for later), cornstarch, salt and lemon juice. Start at medium and stir till the berries start to release their juice.
Right before serving make the base. Take out that chilled bowl and beat the cream with the 1 Tbsp. of sugar until soft peaks form.
Then add the yogurt and vanilla and continue to beat till medium peaks form.
Don't over mix. Leave a marbled appearance.
Divide between 4 bowls. Top with your extra berries.