Sunday, 4 August 2013

How to Make a Lovely Gooseberry Trifle

Good morning!
I have so many gooseberries at home, both red and green and they are really sweet as they are huge and juicy, but I don't mind picking the smaller ones for a kick! They are really easy to grow and need little attention between pruning. Here is a delicious recipe for you to make and is very tasty!

1 lb (500g) Green gooseberries
3 oz (75g) Sugar
3-4 sponge trifle cakes
3 tablespoons ginger wine
1/2 a pint (300ml) Custard sauce
5fl.oz (150ml) Whipping cream
Garnish: Gooseberry jelly or crystallized ginger

Cooking time: 15 minutes
Chilling time: 1 hour

  • First don't top and tail the goosberries, instead rinse them and put them in a pan and bring the water to the boil over a gentle heat. Combine the sugar in the mix and simmer until they're soft and puply. This should take about 12-15 minutes.
  • Get a sieve and rub the gooseberries through and set the puree to one side to cool.
  • Whilst the puree is cooling cut the sponge trifle cakes in half lengthways and place themover the base of a serving bowl/dish. Then sprinkle the ginger wine over and leave it until the sponge has soaked it all up.
  • Make a thick custard sauce make sure you keep it warm, place the gooseberry puree over the sponge and pour the custard on top and leave to chill in a refrigetator.
  • Just before serving spread the whipped cream over the trifle and decorate with the gooseberry jelly or crystallized ginger. 
Personally I prefer the ginger to add a bit of spice into the trifle but here is what it looks like:

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