Monday, April 25, 2011
No Bake Whipped Cream Cheesecake Fool
I always wondered about the Victorian dessert called a Fool. It is believed to have originated from the French word "fouler" which means "to mash" or "to press" and dates back to the sixteenth century. This classic British dessert has been in and out of fashion. It is described as lightly sweetened fruit which is then folded into sweetened whipped cream. Today I unintentionally made a Fool out of Rose's No Bake Whipped Cream Cheesecake.
For a no bake cheesecake, this recipe requires a great deal of cooking. It's definitely not easier than a regular cheesecake recipe but there's no dreaded water bath. Instead the whole thing is put in the refrigerator to set for four hours before unmolding.
I did not heed that instruction.....
And took it out after two hours. Within seconds it began to slide off the base. Like mad fools, my daughter grabbed a ladle as I found a bowl and we bailed away.
Definitely too fluffy to call it a Trifle. I was out of graham crackers anyway. So onward and upward with raspberry sauce. Voila! A lighter than a cloud Fool. It was exquisite and garnered great reviews.