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Recipe for family meals :

French Gooseberry Cake

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3 - 3 1/2 dl (1 1/4 - 1 1/2 cups) gooseberries
1 dl (good 1/3 cup) water
2 dl (good 3/4 cup) sugar
1 tsp potato starch or cornstarch
2 dl (good 3/4 cup) cream
3 eggs
4 tbs fine dried breadcrumbs
1 1/2 tbs butter or margarine


Trim the berries, rinse and boil them together with the water and sugar. Save some of the water to dilute the potato starch or cornstarch. Add the thickening and allow the compote to simmer for a little while, but only until just boiling point. Set aside to cool.

Mix cream with egg yolks, whisk lightly, add the breadcrumbs and allow to swell for a while. Melt the fat. Beat the egg whites stiff. Add the gooseberry compote and fat to the breadcrumb mixture and last add the egg whites.

Pour the mixture in a greased dish, preferably glass, and bake in a waterbath in the oven at 175 - 200ºC / 350º - 400ºF for about 40 minutes. Serve with lightly whipped cream.


Serves 4