● 400 g cape gooseberries
● 350 g sugar
● 50 g water
● juice of 1/2 lemon
Remove the dry leaves from the fruit, carefully slice off their stems and wash well in cold water.
In a large pot, put the water and sugar and boil until the sugar has dissolved.
Next add the fruit and boil on medium heat until the syrup has reached the desired consistency, about 25-30 minutes.
If we want more syrup, add some water and boil for a little longer.
To see if the syrup has the desired consistency, put some syrup on a saucer and allow to cool.
Once it has cooled tilt the plate slightly and if it is not runny, the syrup is ready.
Just before turning off the heat add the lemon juice, stir and remove from the heat.
Allow it to rest for 10 minutes and then store in glass sterilized jars.