Saturday, 11 April 2009

Rhubarb!




The first picking of the season: now made into Rhubarb Crumble Ice Cream (courtesy of Delia). Entailed a bit of advance preparation (making up crumble, baking the rhubarb) and not my usual method, also included a rather shocking amount of sugar. I thought it unusual, even slightly weird when I tasted the mixture (well, licked the paddle, if truth be told); I didn't like the crunchy bits of crumble, and was pleased that I'd improvised with some crystallised ginger, finely chopped, with some of its syrup, which intensified and balanced the taste. But today, now that it's properly frozen, it's not bad at all. Just as well, as it used only a tiny fraction of the rhubarb yet to come.
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4 comments:

mountainear said...

If you don't like it - or can't manage it all please send some my way? It sounds fantastic.

I'm going down the garden to stare encouraging at our rhubarb now although I don't think there's enough to pick yet.

BumbleVee said...

oh, I can hardly wait for some fresh rhubarb...

think I'll just use mine in some apple/rhubarb cobbler though...love that....

PG said...

Nomomom, am now hankering after rhubarb crumble...with custard...

Rachel said...

Well, that set you all off, didn't it! If only the rest of my allotment produced as prolifically as the rhubarb patch. Not sure that staring at it will help, mountainear, but worth a try.

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