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Light Mango Fool Dessert

Mango Fool
Ripe mangos make the best mango fool

Ripe mangos make the best mango fool. A Fruit Fool is a delicious British dessert made of a mixture of lightly sweetened fruit. Fools are one of the quickest, easiest, and tastiest desserts.



The folding technique is key in order to make an excellent mango fool. How to fold? Use a rubber spatula to gently slice through the mixture working in a circular motion while turning the bowl slowly. Folding gives the final product light and airy texture while stirring will deflate your fool.


Light Mango Fool Dessert


Ingredients

1 cup mango puree
1 teaspoon cardamom
1/4 teaspoon cloves
2 cups whipped topping


Directions

In a small bowl mix well mango puree, cardamom, and cloves.  Carefully fold mango puree mixture into the whipped topping. Chill at least 4 hours before serving. For a pretty presentation, serve fool in wine glasses and top with a sprig of fresh mint dark and white chocolate shavings.



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Simple Cooking Tips

Make sure your cooking work area has good lighting so you can safely see what you are cutting, seasoning and cooking.

Get comfortable with the recipe, read it all the way through. Always read and re-read your recipes before you start cooking.

Season and taste as you go. Always taste your food before seasoning.

Spices and herbs are essential to African food cooking and baking. Keep your spices away from sources of heat like the stove or lights. Herbs and spices can lose their flavor when exposed to humidity and heat.

Recipes are only a guideline so feel free to substitute items that you like.

When cooking with chili peppers, protect your hands and eyes by wearing rubber gloves. Or coat your hands in vegetable oil and wash them with soap and water immediately after handling.