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  1. 12 ounces basket fresh strawberries -- hulled coarsely chopped

  2. 3/4 cup chilled whipping cream

  3. 1/3 cup plain yogurt -- do not use low-fat or nonfat

  4. 5 tablespoons sugar

  5. 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice

  6. 1 teaspoon grated orange peel

  7. 2 teaspoons cointreau -- or other orange liqueur strawberries -- halved

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  1. Preparation : Place chopped strawberries in medium bowl. Mash coarsely with fork. Place in colander and let drain 15 minutes. Beat cream in large bowl to stiff peaks. Gently fold in yogurt, sugar, orange juice and peel. Fold in Cointreau, if desired. Gently fold in strawberries. Divide among 4 wineglasses or coupes. (Can be made 4 hours ahead. Cover; chill.) Garnish fools with additional halved strawberries and serve. Notes: Fools are traditionally prepared with pureed fruit mixed with whipped cream, or egg custard, or a combination of the two. (The term fool probably comes from the French fouler, meaning "to crush.") They seem to be especially successful when made with sharply flavored garden produce like rhubarb, gooseberries, and black currants, which still have enough bite to be interesting when blended with cream. But strawberries, which are much easier to find, also work quite nicely. Strawberry fool is best when the fruit is mashed rather than pureed, resulting in a more appealing texture. Serve it with cookies.


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