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Tangy Blackberry Fool    Veg   CD  DP   British   40mins

Serves 4    Cold  Vegetarian  Fruit  Dessert  Puddings 




420ml/14 fl.oz. Custard

1 Egg, separated

15g/1/2 oz Butter

2 small Bananas

1 tbsp Lemon Juice

Grated Nutmeg

Vanilla Essence

175g/6oz Fresh Blackberries, washed

150ml/5 fl.oz. Double Cream


1. Warm the custard then stir in the egg yolk and butter.

2. Add the chopped bananas, lemon juice, nutmeg, sugar and a few drops of vanilla essence and stir well. Cool quickly by standing the pan in cold water and stirring vigorously.

3. Whisk the egg white until very stiff then fold into the custard. Add most of the blackberries, reserving a few for decoration and divide the mixture between 4 glasses.

4. Whip the cream, spread over the custard and decorate with reserved blackberries. Serve immediately.


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