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tried and tested rhubarb suggestions

Postby herbidacious » Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:01 pm

I just chopped up this:


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and it amounts to a large colanderful.

I have googled, but wondered what people like most beyond rhubarb crumble, pie and frangipane tart. It's a pity I'm dieting but... there's not a lot of room in my freezer. (I should be able to freeze a bit, especially if I cook it first.)
If I had the time and a bigger family, I'd make a rhubarb and custard poke cake.

Also now it's cut, do I need to cook or freeze it straight away, or could it wait until tomorrow? I guess it could, in a plastic box, but maybe not ideal?

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Re: tried and tested rhubarb suggestions

Postby scullion » Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:10 pm

we were given a massive armful of rhubarb some years back - i made rhubarb wine - it was wonderful.

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Re: tried and tested rhubarb suggestions

Postby Suelle » Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:13 pm

I'm not eating cakes/puddings regularly, but my rhubarb is prolific. I just cut it into thumb-length pieces, lay it in a single layer in an oven proof dish, sprinkle with sugar and roast until tender (about 20 minutes at 180C). If you handle it carefully the pieces will hold their shape. Eat with unsweetened yogurt.

When I do bake, these are some of my favourites:

https://www.waitrose.com/home/recipes/r ... monds.html
https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/rhu ... itrus-cake
https://www.riverford.co.uk/recipes/vie ... ghurt-cake
https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/rhubarb-orange-cake
https://mainlybaking.blogspot.com/2016/ ... -cake.html

I never freeze rhubarb - I keep it strictly seasonal. I can't imagine cooked rhubarb thawing well.
Traditional home baking, and more:
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Re: tried and tested rhubarb suggestions

Postby herbidacious » Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:28 pm

Thanks. Wine isn't really an option, Scully ;) (Not keen on making jam either.)

I really like the look of the Rhubarb and Orange Cake with Flaked Almonds, Suelle. It looks quite straight forward too. I have everything save the orange, so might do that tomorrow. That will leave me with jusst over 1.5kg. I suppose cook some and freeze that for impromptu crumbles. (I have already frozen a batch of raw.)

And maybe make something else. I am going to have to have dessert for dinner some nights :? I suppose I could make an extra dessert and freeze that too. Better than wasting it... I do wish I had more freezer space.

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Re: tried and tested rhubarb suggestions

Postby scullion » Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:36 pm

my mother used to bottle it, when i was little - before we had a freezer.

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Re: tried and tested rhubarb suggestions

Postby WWordsworth » Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:41 pm

Stewed rhubarb is quite nice on porridge, with or without Greek yogurt.

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Re: tried and tested rhubarb suggestions

Postby Stokey Sue » Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:53 pm

I tend to just cut it in small batons, spread on a sheet pan after tossing with a little sugar and shove in the oven when something else comes out (or heat it to 190 C fan) then turn the oven off immediately and leave it until stone cold

This makes a nice rhubarb compote, not too wet, to eat with anything - custard, yogurt, cake, porridge, cereals

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Re: tried and tested rhubarb suggestions

Postby herbidacious » Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:06 pm

I will definitely try that method. I always seem to end up adding too much water when I stew it.

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Re: tried and tested rhubarb suggestions

Postby Pepper Pig » Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:34 pm

I make the rhubarb and orange cake a lot too. My mum discovered it some years ago.

If I didn’t freeze rhubarb we’d have to live on it for weeks. I only have two plants but they are very prolific.

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Re: tried and tested rhubarb suggestions

Postby herbidacious » Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:38 pm

I have in past years just not picked it. Terrible waste really. I had five plants :o

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Re: tried and tested rhubarb suggestions

Postby Suffs » Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:39 pm

A huge favourite in this family us Rhubarb & Custard Cake
https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/rhu ... stard-cake

Next time I make it I’m thinking of replacing a tablespoon of flour with equiv of custard powder to up the custardy-ness.

Not T&T but on the To Do List is Rhubarb Gin
https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/rhubarb-gin
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Re: tried and tested rhubarb suggestions

Postby OneMoreCheekyOne » Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:49 pm

We have made these muffins a few times recently, they are lovely and moist. We added flaked almonds to the crumble topping which was good.

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/rhu ... le-muffins

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Re: tried and tested rhubarb suggestions

Postby Earthmaiden » Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:31 pm

Not very sophisticated but I love it whizzed up with a thick (cornflour based like Birds) custard and left to set cold.

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Re: tried and tested rhubarb suggestions

Postby slimpersoninside » Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:23 pm

Like the look of those muffins OMCO :thumbsup !

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Re: tried and tested rhubarb suggestions

Postby Badger's Mate » Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:01 am

I'm making this quite a bit at the mo.

http://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/ma ... sina-miers

Ordinary oranges work just as well, slightly less colourful. :D

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Re: tried and tested rhubarb suggestions

Postby karadekoolaid » Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:48 am

Rhubarb and pineapple go well in a crumble, with a touch of grated ginger.

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Re: tried and tested rhubarb suggestions

Postby ZeroCook » Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:44 am

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Mackerel with rhubarb is one of my favourites - truly great combo, scant or no sugar. Could be one for your diet, herbidacious. Various versions around. I've made the Nigel Slater one slightly adjusted.

Fresh mackerel with roasted rhubarb
https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/fres ... hroa_92281

Pan-fried mackerel, rhubarb sauce, pickled rhubarb, mustard vinaigrette
https://www.greatbritishchefs.com/recip ... arb-recipe


And a rhubarb recipe collection with some interesting recipes including savoury dishes - pan fried mackerel (sandwich) with rhubarb coleslaw, grilled rhubarb with calves' liver, horseradish cream and chard, and rhubarb and okra sweet and sour soup
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... es-10-best



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Re: tried and tested rhubarb suggestions

Postby herbidacious » Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:16 am

That looks good, Dennis. I do like clafoutis.

Clive, I did spot a rhubarb and ginger pie recipe, Pineapple sounds like an interesting addition.

I am vegetarian, ZC, but those look interesting.

I roasted some rhubarb as per Sue's instructions, last night, and it was perfect.

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Re: tried and tested rhubarb suggestions

Postby Seatallan » Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:48 am

Rhubarb gin (as Suffs mentions) is fab and I'm a bit of a sucker for rhubarb fool too. However, whilst I know you're not keen on jam, my ultimate all time favourite jam is rhubarb & ginger so that's what I'd be making for preference. :yum
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Re: tried and tested rhubarb suggestions

Postby Stokey Sue » Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:35 pm

Staying on the non-veg themes I am trying some duck tonight and rhubarb goes well with that

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