guest post at ‘ang sarap.’ [blackberry fool w. cayenne]

June 22nd, 2012 by | comments

I was recently asked to guest blog for one of my favorite food bloggers, Raymund from Ang Sarap. I was truly honored when I received his e-mail. Head over to Ang Sarap to check out my guest post.

Since it’s been an insanely busy and hectic work week, I’m anticipating a relaxing weekend ahead. Unfortunately, that meant I had to put cooking and blogging on the back burner. I did, however, find time to whip up this simple and gorgeous blackberry fool–healthy for a dessert, too. ;) Are you catching onto this theme over the past few weeks? Well, we’ll see how long that lasts. ;)

blackberry fool w. cayenne
  • 1½ cups fresh blackberries
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne, plus more to taste
  • 3 tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1½ tbsp. confectioners' sugar
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  1. Set a medium mesh sieve over a medium bowl. Use the back of a wooden spoon to push 1 cup of the blackberries and cayenne powder through the sieve, smearing the berries back and forth across the mesh until only seeds and pulp remain. Scrape any puree from the bottom of the sieve. Whisk the brown sugar and lime juice into the puree.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the cream, confectioner's sugar and vanilla and beat and high-speed until soft peaks form, about 2 minutes.
  3. Pour the blackberry mixture into glass dessert bowls or cups and top with the remaining blackberries.
Recipe adapted from Fine Cooking Magazine.


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  • What a fun twist with the cayenne! Have a great weekend!

  • Beautifully & Gorgeously presented. I want some. NOW. xx

    cayenne? Interesting.

  • How unusual – think I would really like this! Congrats on your guest post :)

  • Oh, I love cayenne in desserts! This looks amazing.

  • A little cayenne does a body good. ;-)

  • I’m intrigued by the cayenne in this dessert recipe! I must try this! Have a fun and relaxing weekend! :)

  • I hope you enjoy and relax yourself with many fools my friend ;)
    Yum! Off to check out the guest post!

    Choc Chip Uru

  • Love love LOVE the cayenne in recipes like this one! Ice cream is only made better with some heat in the mix as well. Very nice!

  • I don’t think I ever tried cayenne in a dessert before – I bet the combination of that and lime must be lovely though – sounds really good – I’m gonna head on over to Raymund’s and read more now – I hope you have a good, relaxing weekend – I’m looking forward to a lie-in tomorrow myself!

  • Can’t believe I’ve not seen this blog before! Looks great! I shall definitely go and check out the guest post!

  • These sound so berry, berry good to me, Caroline. Adding cayenne is such a great idea! Best of all, I have the ingredients, right down to the blackberries. Yay!

  • Anything with blackberries makes me happy. And nice work on the healthy food kick!

  • Thank you for this one Caroline! It just speaks to me. :)

  • I’ve missed reading your posts, busy lady! Blackberries are affordable and juicy right now – the perfect dessert fruit for me ;)

  • Thanks for this one Caroline, surely its a pleasure to have you as my guest blogger

  • This looks rich, tempting and delicious. The recipe sounds terrific. It’s hard to go wrong with Fine Cooking recipes. I love them. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  • Oooooh, this looks so cool, fruity and perfect for a hot summer day!

  • Amy

    Wow, that dessert is gorgeous, Caroline! And I bet delicious too.

  • Gorgeous photos Caroline! And this sounds like a combination I would love…! (I’m always up for a little heat exploration :)) – the whipped cream looks velvety luscious… so tempting!

  • love this! Wow, it just sounds amazing. berries with cayenne, creative and genius!

  • Nami | Just One Cookbook

    I saw your guest post at Raymund’s first. I thought it’s very unique with cayenne pepper in this dessert! It gives a nice kick, I assume. Beautiful photography too!

  • Great recipe and stunning photos! I’m hungry now! :)

  • I always have blackberries in the fridge, they go so well with anything..
    Nice post,

  • Wow, it looks beautiful and delicious!

  • Very nice share!

  • A little heat to go with that little sweet, round it with cream, what’s not to like? A great idea, fool or not!

  • girrrllll this is all too cute!

  • The cayenne is a wonderful idea. I love a little heat in my cool desserts. I definitely need to give this recipe a try!