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Cape Gooseberry Recipes


Cape Gooseberry and Passionfruit Jam

Ingedients

600g cape gooseberries
2 cups sugar
Pulp of 4 passionfruit
1/2 cup water

Method

Cook the cape gooseberries, passionfruit and water for 30 minutes, or until tender.
Drain and discard skins and most of the pips. (You can drain through a jelly bag to get rid of all the pips).
Return liquid to the pan, add sugar and boil fast until setting point is reached.
Pack and seal.


Cape Gooseberry Sauce

Ingedients

1 kg cape gooseberries
4 onions sliced
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 1/4 cups vinegar
1 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp salt
Pinch of cayenne pepper

Method

Wash gooseberries and drain.
Prick with a darning needle.
Combine all ingredients and simmer for 45 minutes stirring regularly.
Pour into steriliseds bottles.
Seal when cold.


Decorative Cape Gooseberry

Ingedients

Cape gooseberries that are still in their lanterns.
Chocolate.

Method

Gather some cape gooseberries that are still in their lanterns.
Peel back the lanterns, reflexing them into a star shape.
Carefully dip the berry into melted chocolate. Place on grease proof paper to set.
Use beside sweet desserts or cheese board.
Yum.

 


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