Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Recipe // Strawberry Summer Fool

Me and my friends often hold our own series of 'Come Dine With Me' at each others houses; its a great way to save money and spend time together! I'd definitely recommend doing it if you haven't already! I'd love to share my latest main of tandoori hake and Indian rice with you, but my dessert just looked amazing, and its so easy to make! Give it a go!

What you need
50g golden caster sugar
1 vanilla pod/vanilla essence
Lemon zest
Strawberries (about 450g)
250ml double cream
200g fromage frais
Biscuits (I use ginger snaps but shortbread is also yum)!

Dissolve sugar in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of boiling water to make a syrup.

Add seeds from vanilla pod or a few drops of vanilla essence. Also add the pod and zest, but these will be coming out shortly. Leave for 15 minutes whilst the flavours infuse, and remove the pod and zest. 

Keep aside some strawberries - One for each dessert you will be making. Hull, halve, and mash the rest, leaving some chunks intact.

Stir the strawberries with the syrup to make a rough puree.

Whip the double cream and stir in the fromage frais. 

Crumble biscuits by putting them into a sealed sandwich bag and bashing with a rolling pin (the fun part).

Spoon cream mixture, strawberry puree mixture and crumbled biscuits into glasses in layers.

Decorate with saved strawberries, halved!

Give it a go, and let me know how you get on!
S xx



  1. They look so yummy! I wil be saving this recipe to try out!
    Thanks for sharing :)

  2. WOW that looks so yummy and cute!

  3. WOW, it looks delicious! :) I'd love to do it with my girlfriends, but although we don't live far from each other, London transport is a (eghm...) bitch, so we usually go clubbing in central London (fair for everyone).

    Absolutely loving your dog in the second photo! He looks so innocent and just pleading for a walk or a scrap of food! :) X

    P.S. Don’t forget about my giveaway!

  4. this looks insanely tasty. I will print off your recipe and save it for when strawberries arrive in the fridge. MMMMMmmmm.

  5. wow these look amazing, i'll deffo have to try making these. i always planned to do a come dine with me with my friends but have never gotten round to it. i bet its loads of fun xx

  6. Come dine with me sounds like so much fun.

    And your desert looks so tasty, the perfect summer desert.

    I can't wait to try it.


  7. Looks delicious! When I move into my flat with my uni flatmates we want to do Come Dine With Me evenings! Really looking forward to it, except I don't know how to cook anything. I guess I'll have to learn! x

  8. They look so nice!
    I think I'll attempt making these for my babyshower ^__^

    Tess x

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