I know I mentioned before that I have soft spot for berries. Anything that ends with the word ‘berries’ catches my attention. As usual, I was on the way home and I stopped by M&S, with an intention to buy some fresh fruits. I walked near to the fruits section and scanned through the shelves. Then, I saw a few clear packets of fruits that look like grapes but aren’t really grapes.
So, I took a closer look and it reads red gooseberries on the label. Oh wow! I love the green gooseberries but haven’t seen the red ones. Without thinking much, I securely grabbed 2 packets and went straight to the till. I had started to think what to use them for. Though, not an expert in dessert making, I always love something that is simple and doesn’t take a lot of time. Something that can be presented nicely and great for mid-week!
Panna cotta came to my mind. Panna cotta is an Italian dessert. It is nothing complicated at all. Main ingredients are milk, cream and gelatine. Of course, then you could use vanilla or elderflower, for example, to tone up the taste a little bit. To make it even nicer to look and eat, it is always served with berries, fruit coulis, caramel, or whatever you want, really. Since summer means berries, to me, I thought the red gooseberries compote would go pretty well. Though we don’t get a really nice summer this year in Britain, at least, I hope this dessert will make me feel less depressed when the sun decides to play hide and seek!