Berry fool

Berry fool
Berry fool Photo: Quentin Jones

Try this delicious recipe idea from Luke Mangan drawing on fresh seasonal produce.


2 cups mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries).

1 tbsp lemon juice.

1/4 cup caster sugar.

300ml cream.

1 tbsp icing sugar.

Macerated berries to serve.


Place the berries, lemon juice and sugar in a medium saucepan. Stir and bring to the boil, then turn the heat down and simmer gently, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool. Use a hand-held blender or food processor to puree coarsely.

Place the cream and icing sugar in a large bowl and beat until soft peaks form.

Stir the berry mixture through the cream gently to create a "ripple" effect. Refrigerate.

To serve, spoon into bowls and top with macerated berries.