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Gooseberry Fool

Gooseberry Fool

 

About:
Classic summer dish highlighting the bright flavor of gooseberries.


Ingredients (serves 6):
500 g (1 lb) gooseberries, topped and tailed
1 tbsp water
60 g (2 oz) butter
2 elderflower heads (optional)
Sugar, to taste
300 ml (1/2 pint) double cream, whipped until thick
Strips of blanched lime zest, to decorate


Alternatives:
Swap double cream for natural yoghurt


Method:

  1. Put the gooseberries into a pan with the measured water, butter, and elderflowers, if using. Cover and cook gently for 5—10 minutes until the gooseberries are soft.
  2. Beat with a wooden spoon until smooth, and add sugar to taste. Leave to cool.
  3. Fold mixture into the cream. Turn into serving glasses and chill for 30 minutes. Decorate with lime zest.

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