For April Fools Day I thought I would make a Berry Fool. Personally, I don’t like April Fool’s Day. I have had some mean jokes played on me. Not to say I don’t have a sense of humor, I do. But, humor can be funny or not by the timing. The worst joke I ever had played on me was when we were having a big day at the office. We had a big case going on. Trial was just around the corner. Depositions were behind schedule. It is always tense because no one wants to be deposed. The conference room was full of confrontational attorneys and hostile witnesses. Several of the support staff thought it was funny to call and say they were taking a personal day 15 minutes before the start of day. I am sure my blood pressure was off the chart. I guess I fell for it because I was so busy. Luckily just before I had a stroke I just happened to look out the window and saw them standing outside calling from their cell phones. I could see them all laughing. I laughed too when I saw that it was a joke, but I warned them they may be tortured at a later date. So I think Berry Fool is a much better way to celebrate, don’t you?
Berry Fool is about the easiest, simplest dessert you can have. Just a mix or swirl of fruit and whipped cream and you have dessert. You can add nuts, or crushed meringues, or serve with a cookie. It is rich, luxurious and pretty. I suggest you serve it up in your prettiest glass or bowl. It makes guests feel special.
When you get your berries home place them immediately in a single layer in pie plate on a piece of paper towel. Slip a plastic bag over the pie plate then place them in the refrigerator. This will buy you some time and keep them from deteriorating so quickly. Wash them just before you want to use them.
You can assemble the berry fool into glasses then place them in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve. Cover the glass in plastic wrap and a large berry on top keeps it from messing up your presentation.
And if by chance you play a joke on someone be very gentle with your jokes and pranks. For months every time I would say something they wanted to know if they were being pranked or was this payback for the time the scared me on deposition day.
Have some Berry Fool.
- Fresh Berries
- Whipping Cream
- Confectioner Sugar
- Mise en place ~ Gather ingredients
- Dice up berries
- Sprinkle with sugar to taste
- Whip cream - be sure beaters, bowl, and cream are cold.
- Add vanilla and confectioners sugar to taste
- Alternate berries and cream
- Garnish with a whole berry.
- Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
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