Tudor Cooking with Claire – A fool
Posted By Claire on October 6, 2017
Phew! I’ve just recorded my 15th “Tudor Cooking with Claire” video and the latest recipe is a Tudor fool.
Today, an English fool is a dessert made by mixing stewed or puréed fruit with cream or custard, but a medieval or Tudor fool was a creamy custard with or without bread soaked into it.
My recipe, as I explain in the video, is inspired by Gervase Markham’s Tudor “Norfolk Fool” recipe and a Stuart recipe “Elizabeth Cromwell’s Fool”, which had the twist of soaking the bread in sherry – yum!
It’s simple, but delicious, and it’s certainly one I’ll be making again. After doing the video, I also tried a baked version (baking for about an hour) and that was lovely too.
Here’s the video:
You can catch the other fourteen “Tudor Cooking with Claire” videos in a playlist on The Anne Boleyn Files YouTube channel – click here.