Gooseberry Chutney from 23rd May 1907
This is a recipe in my grandmother's cook book dated 23rd May 1907:
4 pints Gooseberries boiled in 1 1/2 pints Vinegar
2 lbs brown sugar made into a syrup with 1 1/2 pints Vinegar
1 1/2 lbs Raisens, stoned and chopped
6 oz Mustard Seed gently dried and blended
Mix altogether, put into a cool oven for four hours, on several occasions add vinegar as required - I always find the boiled vinegar sufficient, Add Chillies to taste.
Strong stomachs those Edwardians - but it sounds worth trying. Unfortunately our Gooseberries aren't ready yet, despite Global warming the season doesn't seem to be any earlier...