Thursday, August 25, 2011

No-Bake Treats


Lately, I have been on a little baking kick, but the summer heat has not been the easiest to work in. Dah-ta-Dah...Martha to the rescue! Here is a yummy treat I found from her (rather large) list of no-bake desserts:

Tangy Raspberry Fool

Ingredients

  • 1 bag (10 ounces) frozen raspberries, thawed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Coarse salt
  • 2 1/2 cups cold heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Directions

  1. In a blender, combine raspberries, granulated sugar, and pinch of salt and puree until sugar dissolves, about 1 minute. Pour mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a medium bowl, pressing on solids (discard seeds).
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat cream and confectioners' sugar on high until stiff peaks form, about 3 minutes. Beat in lemon juice. In six small glasses, alternate layers of raspberry puree and whipped cream. With a skewer or thin-bladed knife, gently swirl whipped cream and puree together. Smooth tops and serve immediately.

    Another reason to get together with friends this Summer! 
    Click here for more of Martha's no-bake Treats!

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