Strawberry Fool: Sweet Beat

| September 7, 2011

This month we thought we’d share with you something a little different from our usual recipes, this one is even quicker to prepare, doesn’t need baking and is very low in fat.

Sounds good doesn’t it!? This month’s recipe from BakingBar is Strawberry Fool. The ‘Fool’ in various guises of different fruits has been around in Britain since the mid 17th Century. Just a wee bit of history for you there too.

For those of you lucky enough to live on the emerald isle of Ireland you will know only too well that our summers are somewhat lacking in warmth and dryness so what better way to brighten up your day than with this low-fat alternative of a traditional English dessert.  This versatile dessert makes an excellent breakfast, brunch, lunch or even snack.

Once you taste a Strawberry Fool you’ll understand why it has always been such a prevalent English dessert and with this variation you won’t need to feel guilty about piling on any extra pounds.

Why not prepare this the night before for a grab-and-go snack the next day? If you have kids who have a sweet tooth, this strawberry fool added into their lunchbox will likely fool them into thinking it is one of the sugar packed yoghurts which are so often found on our supermarket shelves.

The Ingredients:

  • 450g Pot of Greek Yoghurt or Natural Yoghurt
  • 220g Fresh Strawberries
  • 2tbsp Honey
  • 3tsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 Crushed Digestive Biscuit or similar biscuit

The How-To:

  • Wash and cut your strawberries, removing the stalk.
  • Crush these in a glass bowl using a fork or potato masher. Break them up as much as possible to release the juices.
  • Add the 2tbsp of honey to the strawberries, stir and set to the side for about 20 mins.
  • While you are waiting pour the Greek or natural yoghurt into another bowl and beat in the lemon juice until the yoghurt is smooth.
  • In a small glass beaker (or even a cocktail glass works well) spoon 2tbsp of the strawberries into the bottom of the glass, followed by 2tbsp of the yoghurt and repeat until the glass is sufficiently full.
  • Sprinkle with a little crushed biscuit and you’re ready to serve!

You will be able to make 3 or 4 desserts with this recipe depending on the size of the glass you use. Store in the fridge until you are ready to eat.

You’re Done!

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  1. Belinda says:

    Seems like there is little excuse not to make this and have this for breakfast, snack, dessert….

  2. Patty says:

    Oh yes! This is fantastic! I definitely plan on packing this in my children’s lunch box of offering it to them for breakfast! They will be blown away! Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Peggy says:

    I could definitely eat one of these for any meal of the day! Sounds super tasty =)

  4. Megan says:

    Yum… I wish my mom still packed my lunch!

  5. olive says:

    Recipe saved! I’m crazy for strawberries, I’m sure I’m going to love this..thanks for sharing!! 😀

  6. Simply Life says:

    oh this is so pretty!