Classic gooseberry fool

Classic gooseberry fool


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About this recipe: This rich, creamy and slightly tart gooseberry fool is a classic summer dessert and perfect for finishing off a lazy laid back feast.


Serves: 4 

  • 1 whole vanilla pod, split lengthways
  • 450ml full fat milk, warmed
  • 450g gooseberries, ends removed and halved
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 55g plain flour
  • 400ml extra thick double cream, whipped

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Extra time:2hr chilling  ›  Ready in:3hr5min 

  1. Soak the vanilla pod in the warm milk for 1 hour. Meanwhile place the gooseberries into a saucepan over a medium heat with half of the sugar and cook for 45 minutes until broken down and soft. Mash just a little to help release flavour. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  2. Strain the vanilla milk into a saucepan and discard the vanilla pod. Bring to a simmer and then immediately remove from the heat. Whisk the egg yolks, flour and remaining sugar in a bowl then add to the warm milk, stirring constantly. Continue to stir until a thick custard forms. Remove from the heat and pour into a glass bowl. Cover with cling film and place in the fridge for 2 hours. Stir in the gooseberries and the whipped cream. Serve chilled.

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