Tag Archives: gooseberries
Gooseberry almond oat crumble-ft

Gooseberry almond oat crumble

Ah! Crumble. The classic summer dessert, it’s particularly fantastic made with gooseberries because the tart fruit off-sets the sweet crumble topping. In this twist on the classic recipe, Nigel Slater adds almonds to the crumble to give it a subtle lift, as well as oats for an extra bite. We served the warm crumble with award-winning Marybelle creme […]

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Gooseberry chutney for cheese

Gooseberry chutney for cheese

Local restaurant The Mistley Thorn created this recipe for a simple gooseberry chutney for us. It’s super simple and keeps until after the summer fruit has finished. Pour the vegetable oil in a large saucepan and add the shallots. Place the pan over medium heat and stir with a wooden spoon, taking care not to […]

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Gooseberry elderflower compote with semifreddo

Gooseberry and elderflower compote with zabaglione semifreddo

Another delicious recipe from our friends at The Mistley Thorn, this creamy zabaglione semifreddo offsets the tart and floral gooseberry and elderflower compote to make a perfectly balanced dessert. Semifreddo is Italian for semi-frozen dessert. It can be made in advance and makes an impressive dinner party dessert. Serves 6 to 8 people. Zabaglione semifreddo Whisk together […]

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Gooseberry mint mojito

Gooseberry and mint cordial mojito

Local restaurant The Mistley Thorn created this refreshing gooseberry and mint cordial with our gooseberries. It’s a lovely balance of sweet and tart, and the first time we’ve tried gooseberries in a drink. Try it mixed with rum as a mojito cocktail. The Mistley Thorn uses seasonal, local produce such as our fruit. They’ve partnered with […]

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Bacon chop with gooseberry cider sauce

Bacon chop with cider gooseberry sauce

The cider, thyme and lightly cooked gooseberry sauce gives a light and summery edge to a bacon chop. Thanks to the Head Chef Ugo at local gastropub The Sun Inn, Dedham for this recipe. See his delicious blackcurrant focaccia too. Serves two. Melt the butter in a heavy based frying pan. Brown the chop on both sides, […]

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Gooseberry fool dessert

Gooseberry fool

This recipe for gooseberry fool was given to us by John Riddleston, the Head Chef at The Green Room Bistro in The North Hill Hotel, Colchester. The creamy-yet-tart dessert is delicious served with homemade shortbread. Top and tail the gooseberries, put them in a roasting dish with the vanilla pod and sprinkle with sugar. Roast in a hot […]

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Hot gooseberry and ginger sauce

Hot gooseberry and ginger sauce

Another great gooseberry sauce which is easy to make and livens up a simple dish of salmon or mackerel. Top and tail gooseberries, put into a pan withe the sugar and cordial. Peel and coarsely grate ginger and add to pan. Bring to boil and simmer for ten minutes. Serves 6, with pork or oily […]

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Gooseberry ice cream

Gooseberry ice cream

This sweet and tart dessert can be made with either the green or red dessert gooseberries. Gently cook gooseberries with either the elderflower cordial or with very little water (just enough to cover the bottom of the pan), and add a little sugar to taste. When the berries are soft, puree them and leave to […]

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Gooseberry and sage sauce

Gooseberry and sage sauce

I’ve been trying out savoury recipes for gooseberries lately and have discovered some real gems. This sauce with sage goes well with pork, making a refreshing alternative to apple sauce. Put the gooseberries in a pan with the sugar. If using fresh berries, add a tablespoon of water; frozen ones will not need any extra […]

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Gooseberry and chilli relish

Gooseberry and chilli relish

The gooseberry and chilli relish makes a change as a savoury recipe for gooseberries. Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipes are always an interesting new take on familiar ingredients. The full recipe suggests serving it with fried polenta and goats cheese. It’s also delicious with mature cheese and a good quality bread. Put half the gooseberries, the sugar, vinegar, […]

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