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how can I turn big bag of gooseberries into nice foodstuff?

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Woooozle100 Sun 26-Jul-09 16:45:14

like flapjack crumble say? See - have looked through t'other threads before posting this ;)

ok with crumble bit. What do I do with the gooseberries? They don't look too appealing. What do they taste like anyway?

mollyroger Sun 26-Jul-09 16:46:53

oh! oh! Make goosebery fool...slurrplicious.

will find recipe, hang on

mollyroger Sun 26-Jul-09 16:48:01

1 lb (450g) Gooseberries
2 tablespoons Water
6-8 oz (175g-225g) Castor Sugar (depending on how sour the Gooseberries are)
1/2 pint (275ml) Double Cream

Top and tail the gooseberries and put them in a small thick saucepan with 2 tablespoons of water and two tablespoons of sugar. Cover with lid and stand it in a roasting tin of water. Place it over a low heat and let it stew very gently for 45 minutes until the gooseberries are soft. Beat them to a pulp with a wooden spoon, sweeten them thoroughly and sieve them. The result should be fairly stiff and a pretty soft green. Whisk the cream to a firm snow, fold in the fruit pulp and chill before serving.

God I wish I had some...

Woooozle100 Sun 26-Jul-09 16:57:58

yumness! thank you mollyroger. Will have a bash and report back

mollyroger Sun 26-Jul-09 17:26:17

the fool also makes a lovely filling for a spong cake...or fairy buns.

inVlanderen Fri 31-Jul-09 19:16:00

Goosebery fool for any old fool...

Cook the gooseberries with a few spoonfuls of sugar in a shallow dish in the oven, c 30 mins, then blast them in the food processor with Greek yoghurt. Delicious.

MrsHappy Fri 31-Jul-09 19:19:52

If you take that recipe for fool and put it in the freezer you can make yummy ice cream. Just stir it with a fork after an hour, two hours and three hours and it should be smooth enough.

Montifer Fri 31-Jul-09 19:25:57

Ohh yes, goosegog ice cream, yum!

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