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From Dorothy McNett's Recipe Book at www.dorothymcnett.com. Use raspberries, strawberries, blackberries or even rhubarb if not using gooseberries. Serves 3-4. This dessert is believed to be a 15th century blend of gooseberries, fluffy cream, and sugar. It was a trifle easy to make, thus it is a little foolish, or simply an easy fool of a dessert.
2 cups fresh gooseberries, raspberries or blackberries
Wash berries, discarding bad ones. In batter bowl, combine berries and sugar. Microwave on high for 3 minutes. Stir and mash fruit, microwave another 2-4 minutes or until fruit has cooked and is soft. Puree the fruit in processor or blender to make a smooth mixture. Cool completely. Whip the cream just until it starts to form stiff peaks, do not overbeat. Gently fold the pureed fruit into the whipped cream, leaving it a little streaky to create a marbled effect. Serve in individual dessert cups or stemmed glasses.
Recipe created 2006-03-29.