Elderflower fool with poached gooseberries

Elderflower fool with poached gooseberries
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Takes 5 minutes to make, 8 minutes to cook, plus cooling

Use our elderflower cordial recipe, or a shop-bought one, to make this summer dessert – the perfect marriage of sweet and sharp.

Looking for something else? We’ve got lots more elderflower recipes for you to try.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
490kcals
Fat
40.5g (25.1g saturated)
Protein
1.7g
Carbohydrates
29.6g (30.3g sugar)
Fibre
2g
Salt
0.1g
Calories
490kcals
Fat
40.5g (25.1g saturated)
Protein
1.7g
Carbohydrates
29.6g (30.3g sugar)
Fibre
2g
Salt
0.1g

Ingredients

For the poached gooseberries:

  • 250g gooseberries
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 90ml elderflower cordial

Method

  1. First poach the gooseberries: put them in a heavy-based saucepan with the sugar and cordial, then place over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved. Increase the heat and cook for about 4 minutes until the gooseberries are tender but still hold their shape. Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely.
  2. To make the fool, put the cordial, lemon juice and double cream in a large bowl and whisk until the mixture will just hold a soft peak. Spoon the gooseberries into 4 glasses, followed by some fool, then repeat. Chill them until you’re ready to serve, but leave them no longer than an hour or the fools will begin to separate.

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  1. I love this recipe because of the delicate flavours of gooseberry and elderflower which are so quintessentially summery! It is the perfect end to a summer meal (hopefully served in the garden!) as it is so light and refreshing. This recipe is also great for a dinner party because it is quick and easy and can be made earlier in the day.

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