Time: About 40 minutes

Sufficient for 4 or 5 persons

  1. gooseberries
  2. 3 eggs
  3. 1-1/2 oz. of butter
  4. 1/2 pint of bread crumbs
  5. sugar to taste
  6. puff-paste
  • Put the gooseberries into a jar, previously cutting off the tops and tails
  • Place this jar in boiling water, and let it boil until the gooseberries are soft enough to pulp
  • Beat them through a coarse sieve
  • To every pint of pulp add 3 well-whisked eggs, 1-1/2 oz. of butter, 1/2 pint of bread crumbs, and sugar to taste
  • Beat the mixture well
  • Put a border of puff-paste round the edge of a pie-dish
  • Put in the pudding, bake for about 40 minutes,
  • Strew sifted sugar over, and serve

  • Source: The Book of Household Management by Isabella Beeton (1859)

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