- Design Services
This is first in a short series of gooseberry recipes. There’s a glut, pretty much every year and I sometimes need to be reminded of what to do with the additional fruit. If you have recipe favorites do share them in the comments below, I can never have too many ideas.
My mother made this wonderful rich and tart tasting crumble when I was a child, made with ‘goosegogs’ from the bottom of the garden. 2 bushes, VERY thorny. Usually accompanied by vanilla ice-cream or thick yellow custard. As with all children I have ungratefully adapted her recipe, very slightly and called it my own.
Pre-heat the oven to 180C/gas 4
500g Gooseberries – washed, topped and tailed and drained, dull but necessary
80g Golden caster sugar – unrefined if possible
90g Flour – white, wholemeal doesn’t work as well
90g Oats – rolled or porridge
85g Demerara sugar
85g Butter – no margarine won’t do.
juice and rind of 1 Lemon
1. Mix cleaned gooseberries with sugar and spread in the bottom of an oven proof dish with lemon juice (approx 2 tbs)
2. Place flour and oats in a bowl adding lemon zest, butter and a pinch of salt, I know weird but it works. Rub together between your fingertips until you have a rough breadcrumb texture then mix though the demerera.
3. Layer the topping onto the gooseberries fairly evenly and place into the middle of a pre-heated oven for 40-45 mins until golden brown and crunchy on the top, the gooseberries swill probably be bubbling juice down the sides too.
- Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)
- Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
Support this blog
Please help to support this blog by making your Amazon or T&M purchases via these links: When you click on one of the banners before you make a purchase, we receive a small percentage of your order value. It won't cost you a penny as your purchase price is not affected, but it'll make a big difference to us! Thank you!
popular postsBeth Chatto Compost CPD cut flower gardening cut flowers cutting garden Dan Pearson e-learning Flower Flowers Galanthus Garden garden design Garden designer Gardener's World gardening Garden Museum Gardens garden visit garden visiting grow your own Home Home and Garden Horticulture Iris London Miniature Tall Bearded Iris Monty Don Mulch My Garden School online learning Plant Plant Heritage plant of the month recipe RHS Royal Horticultural Society sarah raven Seed SGD society of garden designers Tatton Park todos Tree Weed control