1 lb fresh or frozen strawberries, tops removed and quartered
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp Raspberry Extract
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup Vanilla Powder
1 tsp Pure Vanilla Puree

A fool is a classic, light and creamy British dessert that includes berries or stone fruit folded into sweetened whipped cream. This strawberry fool is simple to make and is a must during the peak of strawberry season. Or not. Because the strawberries are cooked into a compote, frozen strawberries are the perfect stand in for fresh. We coax out big, beautiful strawberry flavor by adding in Raspberry Extract – one of our favorite pastry chef tricks. This velvety, fruity treat is perfectly elegant and a must for your next dinner party.


1.First make the compote by combining the strawberries, sugar and a splash of water in a saucepan. Heat over medium, stirring often, until the strawberries soften and give up their juices - about 10 mins. The mixture should be thick and coat the back of a spoon. Stir in the extract and bubble for about 1 minute. Remove from heat and cool. Then chill until very cold.
2.Using a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, whip the heavy cream, Vanilla Powder and Pure Vanilla Puree until the cream holds soft peaks.
3.To create the fools, layer cream and compote in dessert dishes. You can stir to combine or leave the layers separate. Either way, it's a beautiful and delicious dessert!

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