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June 22, 2007

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Meeta

Oh oh oh ! Laura, you made my day. I was at the Farmers Market today and they had loads of lovely Gooseberries. I did not buy any because I was unsure of what to make. Now I know where I am headed again tomorrow. The are fantastic looking. I just need to give them a try!

rachel

YuM! I really want to try gooseberries!

Callipygia

I wish I tried gooseberry when I had the chance...aren't they related to the kiwi, do you think they would make good substitution?

Laura

Don't forget to let me know if you make them Meeta!

Callipygia: The kiwifruit used to be called Chinese gooseberry but I think that they are unrelated. I'm not sure how they would taste in a muffin! The basic muffin batter above is suitable for lots of berries, like raspberries, blueberries, strawberries etc and frozen fruit is fine too- you don't even need to thaw, just stir them in straight from the freezer. Hope that's some help.

Helen

It's been 10 years since I have had either gooseberries or eldeflower...sometimes I never realized how good I had it!
Great recipe!

Kieran

Maybe you're next?! Anyone who works with gooseberries deserves their readers!

Lorraine@italianfoodies

One of these would have went lovely with my cappucino this morning! Perfect as always!!

Laura

Lorraine you can blame my brother and my mom for eating them all!

Kieran: Thanks for the compliment, I think I might need to send a hefty gooseberry muffin bribe to someone first!

Glenna

I am so impressed. I haven't even seen gooseberries since I was a kid! Thanks for bringing back those memories of picking and baking them into pies on my uncle's farm!

MyKitchenInHalfCups

When Sue & I were walking around Empel in the Netherlands, there were gooseberries in the front yards.
I remember I used to pick them with my aunt and loved them and the jams she made. I've not ever seen them in Dallas.
Your muffins are winners!

Kelly-Jane

I love gooseberries, you must tell more of this book when it comes out!

Laura

It's great that gooseberries are bringing back such good memories!

Kelly-Jane: Kieran's book is hopefully due out next April, but keep an eye on http://www.icecreamireland.com/ to make sure you don't miss out any of the gory details!

Sarah

Hey Laura,
I'm kinda new to your blog but I love it - I followed the link from Italian Foodies. I tried these muffins on Thursday but didn't think they were great. I thought they came out a bit flat & soggy as the gooseberries all burst inside (Tasted better on Sunday!). I'll use less next time - I'd say 100g is enough? What did you think yourself? My cinnamon went AWOL so I used lemon rind as a sub which was also nice. Your "Blondie" is going to be my next project.

Laura

Hey Sarah,

I admit I may have gone a little over the top on the amount of the gooseberries as we were such fiends for them as kids! It's probably a matter of taste, my mum couldn't get enough of these and they didn't last much longer than 24 hours. Good luck with the blondies, if you feel you'd like more or less nuts and spices from the start go for it and let me know how you get on!

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