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Red Gooseberry Jam & Marshmallow muffins

July 24, 2014

gooseberry jam recipe

Heyyyoooooo!

Berlin is a town where you find a lot of stuff in cafes that it is near impossible to find in a supermarket. Gooseberries for example, I have the most amazing Gooseberry cake in St Oberholz, a cafe by Rosenthaler platz but I couldn’t for the life of me find any actually gooseberries in the supermarkets. Woe was me. But then I went into this amazing shop called “mini asia markt” on Brückenstrasse near Heinrich Heine Ubahn station and low and behold there sat these gorgeous red gooseberries. I was saved!

So, I thought, I would make some gooseberry jam and then I I decided to make some muffins with the jam in and some marshmallowy meringue stuff on top. The result – finger licking good.

gooseberry jam recipe

gooseberry jam recipe

Here is the recipe:

Red Gooseberry Jam

Ingredients

  1. 4 parts gooseberries
  2. 1 part water
  3. 1 lemon's worth of juice (for the pectin)
  4. 1 part sugar

Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredient in a pot on high heat and stew until all the ingredients are bubbling, softening.
  2. Mix and leave to simmer for an hour.
  3. Allow to cool.
  4. Pour into jars and cool.
http://sugarthumb.co.uk/2014/07/24/red-gooseberry-jam-marshmallow-muffins/

Red Gooseberry Jam & Marshmallow muffins

Ingredients

  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour, or 2¼ cups pastry flour, sifted
  2. ½ cup granulated sugar
  3. 1 Tbsp baking powder
  4. ½ tsp salt
  5. 1 cup whole milk
  6. 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  7. 1 large egg (or 2 medium)
  8. 4 Tbsp butter
  9. Gooseberry jam
  10. For marshmallow topping:
  11. 4 egg whites
  12. 2 tbsp white sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C
  2. In a bowl cream the butter and sugar together and then add the one large egg. Mix in thoroughly
  3. Sieve in the flour, baking powder and mix thoroughly.
  4. Now add the milk, salt and vanilla extract
  5. Place muffin cases in a muffin tray and fill the cases half full of muffin batter. Then use a teaspoon to spoon a teaspoon of gooseberry jam on top of each muffin.
  6. Bake for about 12 minutes or until golden brown and the sponge springs back when touched.
  7. Add the egg whites to a bowl with the remaining sugar and whisk with a hand mixer until the egg whites are opaque and they make stiff peaks.
  8. Spoon a bit onto each muffin and bake in the over for another 3-5 minutes (until the marshmallow is a tiny tiny bit golden)
  9. EAT!
http://sugarthumb.co.uk/2014/07/24/red-gooseberry-jam-marshmallow-muffins/

gooseberry jam recipe

gooseberry jam recipe

gooseberry jam recipe

Also – for anyone who is in Berlin, there is a peaceful demonstration on Saturday against the oppression of Palestine. Have a look at the facebook event if you are interested in joining! Let’s show our support for Palestine.

In the words of Desmond Tutu: “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.”

Trisha

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2 Comments

  • Reply Suruchi July 26, 2014 at 4:02 am

    YUM. Trisha these look delicious! I can’t seem to find gooseberries at my grocery store though, do you think the recipes would work well with other berries too?

  • Reply Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ July 28, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    I haven’t see gooseberry around here as of yet. Never visited Berlin but I would love to! The muffins must be a true delicacy!

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