Gooseberry fool
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Takes 10 min to make, plus cooling and chilling

An extra quick fool recipe made with gooseberries, elderflower cream, amaretti biscuits and ready-made meringues.

See our similar gooseberry and elderflower fool recipe for an alternative.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
685kcals
Fat
57.6g (33.5g saturated)
Protein
4.3g
Carbohydrates
39.8g (36.3g sugar)
Salt
0.1g
Calories
685kcals
Fat
57.6g (33.5g saturated)
Protein
4.3g
Carbohydrates
39.8g (36.3g sugar)
Salt
0.1g

Ingredients

  • 400g gooseberries
  • 25-50g caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp elderflower cordial
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 400ml double cream
  • 3 tbsp ready-made vanilla custard
  • 50g amaretti biscuits, roughly crushed
  • 2 meringue nests, crushed (optional)

Method

  1. Put the gooseberries and sugar in a pan and cook over a low heat for 10-15 minutes until soft. Remove from the heat, crush and cool.
  2. Meanwhile, pour the elderflower cordial, lemon juice and double cream into a bowl and whisk to medium peaks. Fold through the custard and amaretti biscuits.
  3. Fold half the gooseberries into the cream mixture. Spoon half the cream mixture into 4 glasses. Layer the remaining gooseberries, then top with the remaining cream mixture. Scatter with meringue, if using, and chill until ready to serve.

delicious. tips

  1. The amount of caster sugar you’ll need will depend on the tartness of your gooseberries, and how sweet you like your fool to be.

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  1. I love this recipe because when i have friends round for a bbq i want spend time chatting with them, not preparing food.. am no fool when it comes to quick ways to get the most out of my summer evenings.

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