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Servings 4
Calories 534 kcal
Prep Time3 hrs 20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time3 hrs 40 mins

Ingredients
 

  • 300 g gooseberries, top and tailed
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 300 ml double cream
  • 300 ml ready-made thick custard
  • 2 medium egg whites, optional
  • 2 individual meringues, or meringue nests
  • tbsp elderflower cordial
  • caster sugar, to taste

Instructions
 

  • Place the gooseberries in a pan with 50ml water and bring to a simmer.
  • Add the sugar reduce the heat, and cook gently for about 15-20 minutes, or until the gooseberries have turned to a thick, chunky puree. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  • Whisk the cream until it is softly whipped and light and fluffy.
  • If using, whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks, do not overwhip
  • Crush the meringues into small pieces.
  • Place ¾ of the gooseberry puree in a bowl, add the whipped cream and custard fold in, then add the elderflower cordial to taste.
  • Finally, fold in the egg whites if using and crushed meringues.
  • Spoon the fool into glasses and serve a little of the stewed gooseberries on top and shortbread fingers.
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Nutrition Facts
Gooseberry & Elderflower Fool
Amount per Serving
Calories
534
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
31
g
48
%
Saturated Fat
 
19
g
119
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
9
g
Cholesterol
 
141
mg
47
%
Sodium
 
117
mg
5
%
Potassium
 
385
mg
11
%
Carbohydrates
 
55
g
18
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
32
g
36
%
Protein
 
7
g
14
%
Vitamin A
 
1457
IU
29
%
Vitamin C
 
21
mg
25
%
Calcium
 
173
mg
17
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword cream, gooseberies, meringue
Course Dessert
Cuisine ITV This Morning, Spring, Summer
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