Now is the perfect time to be harvesting the gooseberries and being a lover of all things fattening, I couldn’t resist turning just a few of mine into a beautifully indulgent Gooseberry Fool.
So if you too would like to have a go at making this heavenly dessert read on.
half pint double cream
few drops of vanilla essence
dash of elderflower cordial to taste
Top and tail the gooseberries and place in a saucepan
Add two or three tablespoons of sugar and heat through for a few minutes on a low heat
Allow the gooseberries to soften nicely, add the remaining sugar and then continue heating to allow for some of the water to evaporate
Take care to stir the mixture and avoid allowing it to burn onto the bottom of the pan
Remove from the heat and leave to cool
Sieve the mixture to remove skins, seeds etc
Stir in a dash of elderflower cordial and taste. Add more if desired
In a separate bowl whip up the cream
Fold the gooseberries carefully into the cream
Place in the fridge to chill
Find a large bowl, a quiet moment and enjoy!