Monday, 4 July 2011
...here's that thrifty Gooseberry and Elderflower (Vodka) Fool I mentioned...
Ever so simple: Remove some of the Elderflower stalks from the strained remains of the Gooseberry and Elderflower Vodka. (The Elderflower scent has actually somewhat pervaded the Gooseberries) Cook up the remaining Gooseberries with a splash of water and a dash of Raw Cane Sugar, gently so they hold their shape. Once soft-ish, leave to cool, tasting the liquid for sweetness.
When cool, layer in a glass with Yogurt, (Sheep's Yogurt or Goat would give it a lovely rural depth of flavour) Marscapone, Creme Fraiche, or Whipped Cream, depending how gluttonous you are feeling. Tart up with a sprig of Mint, a spray of Whitecurrants, a splash of Gooseberry and Elderflower Vodka, or leave it as it is (in picture).
Enjoy on a hazy Summer evening, lazing in the garden, with a long spoon.