We've got a bit of a problem at the moment. Our shower has no hot water. Not sure why the rest of the house can have hot water but not the shower but there it is. And while I am happy (well, not happy, but resigned) to have baths to wash myself, I can't wash my hair in the bath. Jugs of water never rinse cleanly enough and I always have a faint fear that I will end up with my hair stuck down the drain requiring the help of the firebrigade to get free.
Which explains why I was walking down the high street with nicely shampooed and blowdried hair yesterday.
And what I saw made me pause. Punnets of red dessert gooseberries for 85p each (they were small punnets). So my thoughts turned to the most traditional of puddings, the gooseberry fool.
Instead of going with the totally traditional cream version, I decided to follow Delia's lead and go with a yoghurt base. I diverged a tiny bit from her method, and just bashed them up with a fork a bit instead of putting them in the blender, and I followed Great Queen Street's idea of adding a little rosewater. A couple of crunchy butterscotch shortbread biscuits and Bob's your uncle. Very nice, very British, very summery.