This recipe for gooseberry fool from Waitrose is very easy, particularly as it uses ready-made custard! Gooseberries have done well this year and we have picked some of the bigger fruits to make this pudding.
1 tablespoon water
75g caster sugar (or to taste)
284ml carton double cream
200g cold, ready-made, fresh custard
- Cook the gooseberries in a saucepan with the water over a medium heat. Simmer for 5-10 minutes until the gooseberries are very soft. Purée in a blender (affiliate link) then press through a sieve to remove the pips. Stir the sugar into the sieved purée, and leave to cool.
- Whip the cream until it holds soft peaks, then fold it loosely into the custard. Loosely fold in the gooseberry purée so the fool has a marbled texture. Serve chilled, in small glasses.
This gooseberry fool recipe would make a good pudding for a special occasion.