Gooseberry custard (english)

Yield: 4 Good servi

Measure Ingredient
2 pounds Gooseberries topped
\N \N And Tailed
2 pints Water
1 ounce Butter
1 tablespoon Rosewater or lemon juice
8 ounces Sugar
½ pint Double cream
4 \N Eggs

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 lernon juice and sugar and cook aently until the suQar is completely dissolved, Whisk the creaml 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. Serves 4 to 6.

This very old recipe is a forerunner of the more modern Gooseberry Fool.

`Custard' was the usual Suffolk description of a creamy dessert or pudding.

Posted to MM-Recipes Digest V4 #270 by "ray.watson" <ray.watson@...> on Tue, 1 Oct 1996.

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