Green Gooseberry Pudding

½ to ¾ hour.


  • green gooseberries, 1 lb.
  • sugar, 5 oz.
  • water, full ¼ pint: 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Bread-crumbs, oz.;
  • eggs, 4


Boil together, from ten to twelve minutes, a pound of green gooseberries, five ounces of sugar, and rather more than a quarter of a pint of water: then beat the fruit to a mash, and stir to it an ounce and a half of fresh butter; when nearly, or quite cold, add two ounces and a half of very fine bread-crumbs, and four well whisked eggs. Bake the pudding gently from half to three-quarters of an hour. To make a finer one of the kind, work the fruit through a sieve, mix it with four or five crushed Naples biscuits, and use double the quantity of butter.