Saturday, 11 April 2009
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.
Posted by rachel at 14:27