- Feb 6, 2011
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- rural Abilene, KS, 67410 USA
"You can use this custard recipe in a great variety of ways. It's excellent for a trifle, or for a fool made with whatever fruit is available." FOOL? I had to google this. Found this bit at Epicurious.
"At the mention of this British dessert, my mind races through the various references to fools, from the fool that accompanied King Lear on his journey across the howling heath, to the modern question "What kind of fool are you?" But the name of this delicate dessert actually comes from the French word fouler, meaning to press or crush, referring to the crushed fruits that are gently folded into thick cream. It is this simplicity that makes the dish shine. And as the British fool, I get to choose the berries and sing "here we go round the mulberry bush" as I dish up!"