Bob's Welsh Gooseberry Plate Cake

Bob Jones comes up trumps with a delicious pie.

Bob's Welsh Gooseberry Plate Cake 
3 August 2013

Anne-Marie writes, 'I thought we were lacking a bit on puddings and so Classic FM's very own Bob Jones has come up trumps with this delicious-sounding pie made with gooseberries which are just ripening now. Bob says that this is lovely with ice cream.'


400g gooseberries, 'topped and tailed'
200g granulated sugar


Roll out half the pastry thin enough to cover the base of an oven-proof plate. 
Now add the gooseberries before sprinkling the sugar over the top. 
Roll the remaining pastry out, cover the plate and gooseberries then use a fork to crimp the pastry edges. 
Trim off any excess pastry, prick the top of the pie with the fork and sprinkle a little sugar over the top
Then place the cake in an oven pre-heated to 170°C.

Bake for about 25 minutes or until the pastry is golden.

Serve with ice cream!