Strawberry Fool

There’s a Swedish children’s book by Astrid Lindgren called Madicken and in it the little sister Lisabet tells her sister that she loves “goodberry fool, fool and other fool” and that’s what she prefers eating. Every time we eat this kind of strawberry compote I think of summer mornings reading that book on the veranda while scoffing down mums strawberry fool. Fool is the best translation I could find for this “kräm”, it’s a sort of compote but with a bit of potato flour making it silky and wonderful. It’s amazing served with a bit of cream and some crumbled almond biscuits and tastes like summer in a bowl. .

Anyway! Here’s mums recipe for anyone who loves strawberries as much as I do🍓It also works just as well with any other berries too, and you can swap the honey for sugar if you like.


Strawberry Fool


500g of fresh strawberries

100 ml water

2 tbsp honey

2 tbsp potato flour

2 tbsp water .


1. Trim strawberries and cut in half or quarters depending on size.

2. Place berries, honey and the 100ml of water in pot and boil until berries are completely soft.

2. Place the potato flour in a glass and mix in the 2tbsp of water then add while stirring to the berries. It will thicken up quickly so take off the heat while stirring.

3. Serve warm with cream or ice cream or let cool. So delicious and so summery!

1 Comment
  1. Sounds delicious! I’ll definitely try it when summer rolls back again our way. Thank your mum for sharing the recipe! 🍓🍓

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