recipe for Gooseberry
from Fiona Bird of Stirrin'Stuff.
is a campaign (based in Scotland but working across
the UK) to encourage children in the practical
skills of preparing food - aiming for enquiring
minds, active skills, discriminating tongues,
family bonding and healthy diets.
Fi Bird is a mother of six and a past Masterchef
finalist who has always had a passion for cooking.
She is self taught with an approach to food based
on knowledge of tight budgets and limited time.
When, time permits she will complete an MSc in
food policy. A member of the Guild of Food Writers,
Fi has written extensively - articles, recipes
and as a campaigner both for healthier diets and
for cookery teaching at Primary schools. Fi and
Dr Stephen Bird are the founders of Stirrin'Stuff
which works in partnerships, to educate children
about food. Stirrin'Stuff is committed to sustainable
development and ethical best practice. Fi develops
recipes for Tern television and writes for Country
Kitchen Magazine, Green Parent, Organiclife and
an occasional parenting column in the Scotsman.
Fi and her daughter, Lili Bird have a fortnightly
mother and daughter food column, in the Aberdeen
Press and Journal.
Dr Bird has recently completed a course in human
nutrition and Fi, a children's cookery book, to
be published by Barefoot Books in September 2008.
1/2 lb (675g) Gooseberries
3 eggs lightly beaten
3 oz (85g) butter
8oz (225g) sugar
to make Gooseberry
and tail the gooseberries and cook in a small
amount of water until soft.
in a blender until smooth.
through a sieve to remove any skins and seeds.
the purée, sugar, butter and beaten eggs
in a heavy based saucepan or double boiler and
stir over a gentle heat until the mixture thickens.
If you have any egg threads in the curd, strain
and discard them
into warm, dry jars, seal and label.
1 1/2 - 2 lb (675g - 900g)
Fiona Bird December 2001