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Dessert: English Fools

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Dessert: English Fools are a 15th century traditional light dessert consisting of :
sugar, lime juice, lime zest, heavy cream and berries. To date, this pudding has a contemporary twist, employing white chocolate and strawberries or kiwis, or both and is served in a parfait glass.


Comments (2)

Fruit fools are a long-standing British favourite, for all classes of the population - using any fruit in season, including apples. Limes would have certainly been very exotic, as well as exceptionally rare in 15th century Britain, so I suggest that your description is a trifle inaccurate.
BTW, I've never served a fruit fool in a parfait glass in my life!
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