I'm tired. I must be because I've just made gooseberry fool with demerera sugar. It was only when I was sieving it that I realised why the recipe calls for castor. Instead being a delicate shade of green, my fool is a delicate shade of mud.
A swipe of a taste also tells me the delicate taste of gooseberry has been railroaded over by the commanding taste of the sugar. I used all the mighty 300g of gooseberries from my bush too. It's my first ever harvest and I've just gone and ruined it by cooking it with effing brown sugar. Sometimes I could kick myself.
Still, on the bright side, you can't go that wrong with a basic recipe of berries, sugar and cream, so even if it doesn't taste as good as it should, it's still pleasantly edible.
I can't wait for the weekend! Sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep.
Have you ever not followed a recipe to your regret?