This is the easiest fool to make. Simply place gooseberries in a pan and sprinkle in caster sugar (to taste, but about half the weight of the fruit) and a little water. Cover with a lid, then cook for 15 to 20 minutes at a slow simmer. Take off the lid and reduce some of the liquor down. Try a taste, as you’ll want the gooseberries sharp yet sweet, and add more sugar if necessary.

Weigh the cooked fruit and whip up an almost equal amount of whipping cream. Cool the gooseberries, and when cold, fold in the cream. Place it in the fridge to set.

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