Gooseberry Fool

Serves – 6


  • 500g fresh gooseberries
  • 125ml water
  • 15ml custard powder, mixed with a little cold water
  • 250ml cream, whipped


  • 250ml milk
  • 5ml vanilla extract
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 60ml castor sugar


  1. Put the gooseberries into a saucepan with the water.
  2. Bring to the boil and simmer until the fruit is soft.
  3. Remove and liquidize to form a puree.
  4. Return the puree to the saucepan.
  5. Add the custard powder and bring to the boil to thicken.
  6. Remove and cool completely.
  7. Fold the cream into the prepared custard and swirl through the cooled gooseberry mixture.
  8. Spoon into serving glasses and chill in the fridge for 2-3 hours before serving.