Happy Healthy Holidays!
Lime Fool looks like a martini when finished but is really a delectable lime dessert you most likely want to make just for good eats from time to time!
Peel and juice of 1 lime
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1 pint heavy cream
For sugar swirls:
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/3 cup corn syrup
1/4 cup water
Chocolate chips for garnish
Sugar sticks: Thoroughly oil a sheetpan. In a small saucepan bring sugar, corn syrup and water to a boil. Cook until mixture reaches the hard crack stage (295 to 310 degrees). Remove pan from heat.
Being careful (caramelized sugar can cause a very bad burn) quickly spoon large swirls onto prepared sheetpan. Allow to cool completely. Release swirls from pan. Store in a cool dry place.
In a small saucepan combine lime juice and peel, sugar and water. Bring to a boil and reduce to approximately 1 cup. Allow to cool, cover and refrigerate syrup overnight.
Strain out peel and pulp of lime.
Whip cream to stiff peaks with 1/4 cup syrup. Spoon into martini glasses. Serve Lime Fool garnished with sugar swirls and chocolate chips.
Recipe makes 6 servings, 1/2-cup each.
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April Fool's Day Lore
In Scotland, an April fool is called an April "Gowk" -- Scottish for cuckoo, an emblem of simpletons. In England, a fool is called a gob, gawby or gobby. In France, the victim of a hoax is called a "poisson d'avril," an April fish. ("April fish" refers to a young fish, thus one easily caught.) The French delight in shouting "Poisson d'Avril!" at the denouement of the foolery. Some also insist all such pranks include a fish or at least a vague reference to same within the joke.