Summer fruit fool with homemade shortbread

summer fruit fool with homemade shortbread

Serves 4

  • For the shortbread

  • 125 g organic unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus extra for greasing

  • 60 g organic or Fairtrade caster sugar

  • 3 boiled butter sweets

  • 125 g plain organic flour, siffted

  • 60 g cornflour

  • For the fool

  • 2 apricots

  • 1 small handful British raspberries

  • 1 small handful British strawberries

  • 284 ml organic double cream

  • 3 tablespoons icing sugar

In a bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until pale, light and fluffy. Crush the sweets until you have fine bits. Add the bits, flour and cornflour to the bowl. Mix very lightly, first with a wooden spoon, then with your hands, to make a smooth dough. Place on a floured surface, roll into a long sausage and chill in the fridge for half an hour.



Preheat the oven to 150ºC/300ºF/gas 2. Slice the chilled dough into 1cm discs. Lay them on a greased baking sheet with a little space between them, then bake for 25 minutes until lightly golden. Remove and leave to cool.



Halve and stone the apricots, then whiz them with the raspberries and strawberries in a food processor. Whip up the cream with the icing sugar until you have soft peaks.



Place a tablespoon of cream into each of 4 glasses, smooth over some fruit and repeat until the glass is full. Sprinkle over some crumbled shortbread and serve with a couple more shortbread biscuits on the side.



Tip: Use shop-bought organic shortbread for a super-speedy dessert

Nutritional Information

Summer fruit fool with homemade shortbread

With apricots and berries

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Great for parties, you can easily put this indulgent little dessert recipe together in advance
Serves 4
45m (plus chilling time)
Super easy
Method



In a bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until pale, light and fluffy. Crush the sweets until you have fine bits. Add the bits, flour and cornflour to the bowl. Mix very lightly, first with a wooden spoon, then with your hands, to make a smooth dough. Place on a floured surface, roll into a long sausage and chill in the fridge for half an hour.

Preheat the oven to 150ºC/300ºF/gas 2. Slice the chilled dough into 1cm discs. Lay them on a greased baking sheet with a little space between them, then bake for 25 minutes until lightly golden. Remove and leave to cool.

Halve and stone the apricots, then whiz them with the raspberries and strawberries in a food processor. Whip up the cream with the icing sugar until you have soft peaks.

Place a tablespoon of cream into each of 4 glasses, smooth over some fruit and repeat until the glass is full. Sprinkle over some crumbled shortbread and serve with a couple more shortbread biscuits on the side.

Tip: Use shop-bought organic shortbread for a super-speedy dessert

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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:
  • Calories 839 42%
  • Carbs 67.6g 29%
  • Sugar 33.3g 37%
  • Fat 60.3g 86%
  • Saturates 37.6g 188%
  • Protein 5.3g 12%
Of an adult woman's guideline daily amount

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