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  2. 2 pounds gooseberries -- topped

  3. and tailed

  4. 2 pints water

  5. 1 ounce butter

  6. 1 tablespoon rosewater -- or lemon juice

  7. 8 ounces sugar

  8. 1/2 pint double cream

  9. 4 eggs

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. 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


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