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Recipe: Sussex Gooseberry Fool

Sussex Gooseberry Fool

A perfect Sussex gooseberry fool for a summer evening. To reduce our food miles and give this recipe a Sussex twist, we picked our own gooseberries from a local farm and sourced the Greek yogurt (made in Buckingshire) and cream (Sussex cream) from a local farm shop.

Made the same afternoon as the fruit was picked, it was a perfect soil to spoon dessert on a hot summer evening and washed down with a good Sussex sparkling wine.

Sussex Gooseberries


To serve 4:

250 g Greek yogurt

300 g gooseberries, topped and tailed

75 g caster sugar

50 g icing sugar

300 g double cream

1 tsp vanilla extract

Sussex gooseberries for garnish

Sussex Gooseberry Fool

Sussex Gooseberry Fool Method

Put gooseberries in a pan with about 2 tablespoons of water and cook gently for about 5 mins, until soft. Add caster sugar and stir for a further minute. Remove from heat, mush with a fork and leave to cool.

Sussex Gooseberry Fool

Pour yogurt into a bowl with icing sugar and vanilla and whip until fully mixed. Add cream slowly and whisk until light and forming small peaks.

Add gooseberries and turn them into the mixture with a spoon until well mixed. Carefully transfer to serving bowls or glasses, and top with halved Sussex gooseberries to finish. Tou can serve this on it’s own or with good quality shortbread biscuits for dipping!

If you like this Sussex gooseberry fool recipe, you may also like:

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