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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

African Mango Dessert Fool Recipe

Ripe mangos make the best mango fool.  A Fruit Fool is a delicious British dessert made of a mixture of lightly sweetened fruit. Fools are one of the quickest, easiest, and tastiest desserts.


The culinary influence living under British rule was different depending on the region in Africa. British food has a huge impact on the eating habits of Africans. Dating as far back as the 17th century, fool is classic British dessert. The key to making African mango dessert fool is using the folding technique properly. 
When making African mango dessert fools the softer the mango the sweeter the pulp
Ripe mangos make the best mango fool. 

Traditionally, Britain’s folded pureed stewed gooseberries into sweet custard to make fruit fool, nothing could be easier. African fruit dessert fool could not be simpler to make, fold a handful of pureed fresh fruit into whipped cream and you are done. The key to making African mango dessert fool is using the folding technique properly. Folding is combining a light ingredient with a much heavier ingredient while retaining as much air as possible. Mango African Dessert Fool is very simple and refreshing.

Proper folding

  1. Add the light mixture to the heavier mixture.
  2. Carefully cut through the mixture with the edge of the spoon, working in a gentle figure eight motions.
  3. Scrape around the sides and base of the bowl at intervals.


African Mango Dessert Fool Recipe

Ingredients:
2 very ripe mangoes
1 tub of whip cream
Sugar optional

Directions:
Pare, slice, and mash the mango until a soft pulp. Add sugar as is desired. Fold mango mixture into whip cream and serve immediately.

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