Fool

Fool recipes have been around since the Middle Ages. The earliest known recipe for a fool was recorded in the cookbook Forme of Cury, which was written in 1390. This recipe calls for boiled eggs, cream, and sugar.

Fools were originally made with cream and eggs, but over time, the recipes have evolved to include different ingredients. For example, some recipes call for fruit, while others add spices or even chocolate.

The word "fool" comes from the Old French word "fouler," which means "to crush." This likely refers to the fact that the original recipes called for the ingredients to be crushed together.

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Recipes

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Blackberry Fool

  • shortbread cooky
  • heavy cream
  • blackberry
  • confectioners sugar
  • sugar
  • vanilla extract
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Blueberry Fools

  • wafer cooky
  • lemon juice
  • heavy cream
  • lemon zest
  • vanilla extract
  • sugar
  • salt
  • blueberry
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Blackberry Fool

  • sugar
  • powdered sugar
  • heavy cream
  • blackberry
  • blackberry liqueur
  • ladyfinger
  • mint
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Raspberry Fool

  • cream cheese
  • heavy cream
  • almond flavor
  • raspberry
  • sugar
  • lime juice
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Mango Fool

  • heavy cream
  • vanilla extract
  • lime zest
  • nutmeg
  • sugar
  • mango

Ingredient Breakdown

 
sugar
heavy cream
vanilla extract
blackberry
salt
raspberry
mint
lemon juice
water
confectioners sugar
lime zest
crème fraîche
cassi
white chocolate
strawberry
blood orange
honey
mango
lemon zest
peach
shortbread cooky
angel cake
hazelnut
vanilla
mascarpone cheese
butter
croissant
driscoll' raspberry
whipping cream
wafer cooky
blueberry
powdered sugar
blackberry liqueur
ladyfinger
brandy
whipped cream
cream cheese
almond flavor
lime juice
blood orange juice
almond
rose water
lemon verbena
unsprayed rose petal
rose syrup
rhubarb
nutmeg
topped

Insights

Correlated with Higher Ratings

  • heavy cream

Staple Ingredients

  • sugar 41%

Common Ingredients

  • heavy cream 37%

Usual Ingredients

  • blackberry 19%
  • vanilla extract 19%