The image that springs to mind is of some unfortunate elderly man, presenting some young fillie with trinkets and baubles while she seemingly feigns disinterest. His gifts are accepted, his advances are rejected, his pride is decimated. Yes, there’s no fool like an old fool.
Thankfully, this old fool has lived in a female dominated household for so long, my desire to bring more of them into my intimate presence is pretty limited. So my opportunity to make a fool myself is restricted to preparing some Rhubarb and Honey Fool.
The ingredients list is very short.
(I’m not that tall myself, if you are interested ladies.)
- 500 grammes or so of rhubarb
- 250 ml of cream
- 3 to 6 teaspoons of honey depending on how bitter the rhubarb tastes
- 4 or 5 tablespoons of Greek yoghurt
- a sprig of mint to make it fancy looking
Chop the rhubarb into 3cm (1 inch) pieces. Put it in a saucepan and add half the honey.
You can add the rest, to taste, as the rhubarb cooks.
When the rhubarb has broken down, leave it to cool. Then whip the cream.
Fold in three-quarters of the rhubarb.
Then fold in the Greek yoghurt.
Add some of the rhubarb to the bottom of some nice new ramekin dishes.
Spoon in some of the mixture.
Refrigerate for an hour. Add another dollop of the rhubarb and the sprig of mint. Serve immediately.
If it tastes as nice as my version did, you will be forgiven most of your foolish behaviour. Like I say, there’s no fool like a rhubarb fool.