Never-fail berry fool

Never-fail berry fool

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From
Zest
Serves
4
Prep
5 mins
Photographer
Ian Hofstetter

This is such a simple dessert you’ll want to whip it up time and again. It’s also an easy one to vary – instead of berries you can use chopped mangoes, bananas or passionfruit.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
3 egg whites
1/4 cup caster sugar
2 cups low-fat pouring custard
2 cups mixed berries of choice
slivered almonds, toasted, to serve

Method

  1. In a clean, dry bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric beater until soft peaks form. Take care not to over-beat them, though, or they will collapse and cannot be used.
  2. Gradually add the sugar, beating constantly, until thick and glossy.
  3. Gently fold in the custard and berries and spoon into serving glasses. Chill until required. Serve topped with almonds.

Super ingredient: Berries

  • Nutritionally, berries are in a class of their own. They are all good-to-excellent sources of vitamin C and dietary fibre and supply lesser amounts of many essential minerals, like potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium and phosphorus. The purple and red pigments (anthocyanins) in berries function as antioxidants, minimising the effects of ageing. Eaten fresh, they’re a top supplier of two key B vitamins including folate (essential for younger women as it helps prevent birth defects in babies) and niacin (which releases energy from food). And they won’t pile on the weight either – half a punnet of strawberries (125 grams) supplies a mere 100 kilojoules.
Tags:
healthy
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