Michelle's Freefrom Glorious Gooseberry Gunge

Egg, gluten, lactose, milk, nightshade, nut, peanut, sesame, soya & wheat free

This recipe started off to be an egg-free cake recipe, but although the flavour was delicious, the texture really did not work – so, I reduced the amount of flour and turned it into this really yummy gungy gooseberry pudding. Even gunge-ier and better when eaten with a freefrom ice cream or yogurt – in the picture it is the utterly to-die-for Coyo coconut yogurt!

Serves 4Gooseberry gunge


  • 300g fresh gooseberries, topped and tailed
  • 1 generous tbsp agave syrup or Sweet Freedom
  • juice ½ large lemon
  • 50g green raisins (they do not have to be green but match the colour of the gooseberries better if they are!)
  • 60g Doves Farm or other self-raising gluten and wheat-free flour
  • 2 tsp gluten and wheat-free baking powder


  1. Heat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4.
  2. Whizz the raw gooseberries, briefly, in a food processor with the agave syrup or Sweet Freedom and the lemon juice – you want them to remain quite lumpy so only whiz for a matter of seconds.
  3. Turn into a bowl, stir in the raisins then fold in the flour with the baking powder.
  4. Spoon into an oven-proof  baking dish and cook for 30 minutes.
  5. Serve warm with freefrom ‘cream’, ‘ice cream’ or  yogurt of your choice.

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