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Gooseberry and elderflower fool

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Gooseberry and elderflower fool

Pudding & Cake Serves 6 40 min
This is an easily thrown together yet ambrosial combination. If there is no fresh elderflower around when the gooseberries are ready, add a little elderflower cordial (about 2 teaspoons) instead.


  • 300g gooseberries, topped and tailed
  • 2 heads of elderflower, as fresh as possible
  • 20g butter
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar (or to taste)
  • 250ml double cream


Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 30 min
  • Step 1

    Put the gooseberries, elderflower, butter and sugar in a pan and cook over a low heat until the gooseberries start to soften and 'pop'. Leave to cool.
  • Step 2

    Remove the elderflower heads, mash the gooseberries with a fork and check the sweetness, adding more sugar if necessary. Whip the cream and fold it into the gooseberries. Chill before serving.

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