Gooseberry Custard (English)(Fool)

Course : Custards
Serves: 4
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2 pounds gooseberries -- topped and tailed
2 pints water
1 ounce butter
1 tablespoons rosewater -- or lemon juice
8 ounces sugar
1/2 pint double cream
4 large eggs

Preparation / Directions:

Wash the gooseberries and drain well. Put saucepan with the water and simmer until soft Mash gently with a fork, then stir in the butter rosewater or lemon juice and sugar and cook gently until the sugar is completely dissolved, Whisk the cream and eggs together, then stir into the gooseberry mixture. Cook over a low heat, stirring, until thickened. Pour into a serving bowl and chill. Serve with boudoir or cats tongue biscuits. This very old recipe is a forerunner of the more modern Gooseberry Fool. `Custard' was the usual Suffolk description of a creamy dessert or puddin


Nutritional Information:

436 Calories (kcal); 11g Total Fat; (22% calories from fat); 8g Protein; 80g Carbohydrate; 203mg Cholesterol; 124mg Sodium

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