• 250g gooseberries
  • 1 lemon/lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp elderflower cordial
  • 300g whole Greek yoghurt


Prep time: 15 mins + chill time

Gooseberry fool is somewhat of a British classic, but is falling out of style pretty fast. The 4 ingredients usually being, gooseberries, cream, custard & sugar. So not the best for the old ticker. My version is somewhat lighter, simpler and has a modern twist.


Firstly, make a gooseberry compote with 250g of gooseberries, the juice of half a lemon, 2 tablespoons of honey and 3 tablespoons of elderflower cordial. Cook gently until a compote like consistency that isn’t too wet. Leave to cool in the fridge.

When cold, fold into 300g of full fat Greek yoghurt. Leave aside a few spoonfuls for decoration. Serve with fresh fruits, and probably a gin and tonic.