Gooseberries

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Elpe

Gooseberries

Picked nearly 4 lbs from one bush today & thought I'd make, then freeze, a kind of compote to serve with pancakes. But, oh woe, that lot just produced a couple of cups full. Is this normal? Are they just full of water? All I did was simmer them gently with sugar and the juice of half an orange. Can I blame the weather??!!

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Welshcookie

Gooseberries

Quite normal.

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Elpe

Gooseberries

Hmm - I reckon that bush will have to go & we'll have yet another raspberry. Thanks.

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Essex Girl

Gooseberries

Takes me back to my childhood Elpe. Used to love picking them and eating raw, even the very sour variety.

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Elpe

Gooseberries

Hi, EG. For myself I don't care for them but OH does & used to order gooseberry filled pancakes in Little Chef when we were travelling. So I thought I'd treat him - ah well, my small quantity is now in the freezer. The only gooseberries I ever liked were those sweets you used to buy yonks ago!

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Welshcookie

Gooseberres

When pureed they make a very nice fool, or sauce for mackerel.

Stay your hand; they are not in the shops very often, so if you have a productive bush, treasure it.

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Elpe

Gooseberries

Well, WC, I'll maybe reconsider!
Thanks again for your comments.

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Karen`s Kitchen

Delia and Gooseberries

I have 2 bushes. I got 1 gooseberry this year. Culmination of weather and these horrible saw fly caterpillars which seem to strip the leaves overnight. Delia has a lovely one crust pie recipes using gooseberries.

 
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