I’ve just harvested the last of my gooseberries and this time of year they are definitely at their best, soft and sweet – I’ve been eating them directly from the bush. This recipe requires no cooking, just blended fresh gooseberries with some maple syrup to add a little more sweetness. It doesn’t quite replace the delight that is the rich gooseberry fool, but even I would struggle with lots of cream at breakfast time.
Gooseberry Chia Fool (serves one)
- 100g fresh gooseberries
- 100g natural yoghurt (or coconut yoghurt)
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons desiccated coconut
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- Some coconut flakes to top
Blitz the gooseberries, yoghurt and maple syrup in a blender (save a few gooseberries for the topping to make it look pretty). Put the mixture into a bowl and stir through the coconut and chia seeds. Leave for an hour or more (I left mine overnight) – to let the chia seeds do their work to thicken the mixture. Sprinkle the coconut flakes and some gooseberries on top and enjoy.