Blackcurrant Fool

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Darina Allen's Simply Delicious Suppers

Darina Allen's Simply Delicious Suppers

By Darina Allen

Published 2001

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Fools can be made from many different kinds of fruit. We are particularly fond of blackcurrant, gooseberry and rhubarb, but strawberry, raspberry, blackberry and fraughans (wild blueberries) are all wonderful too.


  • 225 g sugar
  • 300 ml water
  • 340 g blackcurrants
  • softly whipped cream


Dissolve the sugar in the water. String the blackcurrants and cover them with syrup. Bring them to the boil and cook until soft, about 4–5 minutes. Liquidize or purée the fruit and press through a nylon sieve, measure. When the purée is quite cold, add up to an equal quantity of softly whipped cream, according to taste.