Category : Desserts
Author : A Little Irish Cookbook
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Date : 14/12/2002
6-8 plump sticks of rhubarb4oz/ 25g/ 1/2cup sugarsmall knob of butter250ml/ 1/2pt/ 1 cup whipping creamserves 4
Cut the rhubarb into chunks and sweat with the sugar and butter over a low heat until cooked but not mushy. Liquidise or pass through a food mill. When cold, fold into stiffly-whipped cream. Allow to set in the fridge and serve with Lady finger or Boudoir biscuits. Apple or gooseberry fool is made in exactly the same way, except that in the case of gooseberries the purée should be sieved to remove pips. It may be necessary to adjust sugar to taste.A fruit fool is a simple and delicious dessert, rich and creamy - but not overly so.
How to Select Peas
Good-quality peas will have a large pod that bulges away from the pea inside. The pod will be firm and crisp with medium to dark-green coloring.
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