In case you missed it yesterday, this is what I guest posted for Taryn at Design, Dining + Diapers. I met Taryn through the Seattle Bloggers Unite! facebook page (yay for Seattle bloggers!) and was super excited to get the chance to guest post for her. If you haven't had the chance to check out her blog, why don't you head over and check out some of the great things she's made. Taryn is gluten- and egg-intolerant, so I wanted to do something she could enjoy which is why I'm talking about vegan lemon curd farther into the post.
Have you ever noticed that no one decorates cute cookies or cupcakes for April Fool's Day? No one does a special April Fool's mantle or April Fool's printable. It's sad.
Okay, not really. What it is though, is an underdeveloped opportunity for making themed things. Sure, there are the cheap-o plastic gag items (jumbo thumb anyone?) that get handed out and the cruel-joke foods that get gleefully served to unsuspecting diners. I mean, who hasn't frosted a cupcake with shaving cream or cooked a piece of paper into a pancake? Wait, you haven't? Okay, go get the pranky stuff out of your system, then come on back for a better idea.
The dessert we're making today is a fruit fool. Not familiar? You're not alone. All the people I kindly shoved samples in front of said, "Huh? A what?" Fruit fools are originally a British dessert and I think this is perfect dessert to head your list of traditional April Fool's Day foods. And by traditional foods, I mean foods that have the words April, fool or day in the name.
Joking aside, here's the best thing about making a fruit fool: it's dead simple. There are generally only three ingredients: fruit, sugar and cream. And fools look and taste fantastic. It's a triple-win. Following is a recipe for a blackberry fool that I added a little zing to with some lemon curd. You can certainly buy some lemon curd, but I highly recommend you make your own, it's not that difficult. Go here to see my recent tutorials for both traditional lemon curd and a vegan lemon curd that is healthier and just as delicious. I know Taryn can't eat eggs and it seems pretty mean to wave something in front of her face that she can't have, so that's why I tried the vegan lemon curd, but to be honest I think it's the one I really prefer.
You know how it works: click on the recipe image above to download a printer-friendly copy of the recipe, I just ask that you be a hobby room subscriber to download recipes.
And for those of you who want something a little more fool-ish to celebrate your April Fool's Day with flair, I have a great recipe coming up in a couple days.
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