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Gooseberry Stirabout

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  Plain flour 4 Ounce (100 Gram)
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Eggs 2
  Milk 1⁄2 Pint
  Sugar 1 Ounce (25 Gram)
  Gooseberries 350 Gram
  Green gooseberries 350 Gram (1/2-3/4 Gooseberries)
  Butter 1 Ounce (25 Gram)
  Castor sugar 1 Tablespoon

1) Wash the gooseberries and remove their tops and tails.
2) Preheat the oven to (400°F, 200°C or Gas No. 6).

3) In a mixing basin, sift the flour and salt and hollow out the centre.
4) In a seperate basin, blend the egg yolks with the milk, placing the whites together.
5) Add half the milk and egg mixture to the flour and, with a wooden spoon, stir the liquid gradually drawing in the flour from around the edges of the basin.
6) Beat until smooth, then stir in remaining milk and egg mixture.
7) Add the sugar and add fresh gooseberries.
8) At this stage the recipe can stand until ready for cooking.
9) In a 2-pint (generous 1-litre) shallow baking dish or small roasting tin, place the butter .
10) Set in the centre of hot oven and heat through for about 10 minutes until bubbling hot.
11) Using a metal spoon, whisk the whites until stiff and, fold into the batter.
12) Swirl the hot butter round the dish and at once pour in the prepared pudding.
13) Again place in the hot oven just above centre and bake for 30 minutes or until risen and golden brown.

14) Liberally sprinkle castor sugar and serve hot with cream.

TIP: This pudding can be made with fresh rhubarb.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Holiday, Party
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 346 Calories from Fat 102

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 12 g17.8%

Saturated Fat 5.7 g28.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 127 mg42.3%

Sodium 125.5 mg5.2%

Total Carbohydrates 55 g18.2%

Dietary Fiber 8.2 g32.8%

Sugars 14.2 g

Protein 8 g16.7%

Vitamin A 17.4% Vitamin C 80.8%

Calcium 12.9% Iron 6.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Gooseberry Stirabout Recipe