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Hurrah- rhubarb!

Postby Seatallan » February 23rd, 2013, 3:52 pm

Had a quick turn around small farmers market at a local shopping centre and obtained nearly 4lbs of locally grown rhubarb for £4.00!

I can now make the rhubarb and ginger jam I've had a hankering for. I suppose it's a waste of new season rhubarb really, but OH thinks rhubarb is the food of the devil and whilst I like it, I shall never get through that much of it on my own. So jam here we come :D
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Re: Hurrah- rhubarb!

Postby snowy » February 23rd, 2013, 4:29 pm

I love rhubarb, and have made some rhubarb crumble muffins and a buttermilk and rhubarb cake using local rhubarb from the market. Your jam sounds interesting.
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Re: Hurrah- rhubarb!

Postby Seatallan » February 23rd, 2013, 4:42 pm

I like the sound of your buttermilk and rhubarb cake! Any chance of the recipe?

There was a rhubarb thread on the main kitchen board a week or so back, which was where I got the idea for the rhubarb and ginger jam. The recipe I am going to try is a Lakeland one. Basically, it's rhubarb, sugar (1lb sugar to each 1lb of rhubarb), lemon zest and juice (3 lemons), root ginger and chopped stem ginger. You layer the rhubarb in the sugar and leave overnight and then simmer with the lemon zest & juice (with some root ginger in a muslin bag) until it's all soft. Then add the stem ginger and boil until you get a (fairly soft) set.
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Re: Hurrah- rhubarb!

Postby 4dogsagain » February 23rd, 2013, 4:50 pm

I used to make rhubarb (own grown) and date jam. My B&B guests loved it!
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Re: Hurrah- rhubarb!

Postby Annie » February 24th, 2013, 3:03 pm

Rhubarb and custard pies :chops:
Rhubarb crumble :chops:
Rhubarb and ginger in any form :bounce:

a £ a lb excellent :tu:
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Re: Hurrah- rhubarb!

Postby suffolk » February 24th, 2013, 3:16 pm

The rhubarb under the forcing pot in the garden is looking good - think there's a chance of Rhubarb & Custard cake for OH next weekend :D http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1050 ... stard-cake
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Re: Hurrah- rhubarb!

Postby Seatallan » February 24th, 2013, 3:36 pm

Well, the jam has come out rather nicely though I say it as shouldn't :D

Unfortunately, I also have some burnt sugar stuck to the bottom of the preserving pan which is proving the very devil to remove. My fault for getting distracted at a critical moment. I can see it's going to be an overnight soak job.

I do like the sound of the Rhubarb & Custard cake, and the Rhubarb and Date jam.
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Re: Hurrah- rhubarb!

Postby Annie » February 24th, 2013, 3:49 pm

I've always found as long as act quickly enough boil water in the pan with a drop of washing up liquid works wonders
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Re: Hurrah- rhubarb!

Postby Seatallan » February 24th, 2013, 4:25 pm

I shall try that Annie, though it may be too late now. I've just been googling for solutions but they mainly involve boiling peroxide which I don't fancy :shock: (I can see the kitchen going up in smoke!)

I think that if I soak it for long enough I may be able to get the last stubborn bits off but I suspect it may take a few goes.
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Re: Hurrah- rhubarb!

Postby suffolk » February 24th, 2013, 4:30 pm

Soak overnight in a strong solution of biological washing powder :tu:
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Re: Hurrah- rhubarb!

Postby elaine » February 24th, 2013, 4:33 pm

suffolk wrote:The rhubarb under the forcing pot in the garden is looking good - think there's a chance of Rhubarb & Custard cake for OH next weekend :D http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1050 ... stard-cake


Let me know when its made Suffs, and I'll pop round for a coffee and a slice :chops:
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Re: Hurrah- rhubarb!

Postby suffolk » February 24th, 2013, 4:35 pm

:shock: Have you moved Elaine :bounce: or was that an empty threat :(
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Re: Hurrah- rhubarb!

Postby elaine » February 24th, 2013, 4:38 pm

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Re: Hurrah- rhubarb!

Postby tezza » February 25th, 2013, 6:57 pm

Ooh I love rhubarb and as I do not grow it I have freezer full courtesy of Farm Foods. Can't wait to make rhubarb & custard cake (vegan version) soon & rhubarb & vanilla sorbet in the summer. :hungry:
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Re: Hurrah- rhubarb!

Postby sarebear1982 » February 26th, 2013, 4:32 pm

That cake looks lovely :) I've not seen rhubarb about yet but I have forgotten to look :roll:
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Re: Hurrah- rhubarb!

Postby Seatallan » February 27th, 2013, 8:37 am

The jam came out a treat :D

I really love the combination of the rhubarb & ginger. What I call a winter jam.

I'm still working on cleaning the preserving pan though!
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Re: Hurrah- rhubarb!

Postby spotteddick » February 27th, 2013, 9:04 am

I am looking forward to the first Roobarb, I think I may well do some rhubarb and ginger preserve it is truely one of my favorites, but will try it with sugar substitute.
I also love rhubarb and ginger crumble a true spring pudding :drool:
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Re: Hurrah- rhubarb!

Postby suffolk » February 28th, 2013, 9:02 pm

This seems as good a place as any to mark the passing of Bob Godfrey http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/ ... b-godfrey1 :(

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Re: Hurrah- rhubarb!

Postby Zosherooney » February 20th, 2018, 12:38 am

Has anyone ever made the pickled rhubarb type recipe ? 2nd recipe down.....
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Re: Hurrah- rhubarb!

Postby Herbidacious » February 20th, 2018, 7:47 am

I don't usually have enough of it to want to do that sort of thing. But my rhubarb will be three years old this year, I think, so I can pick more than before. Two crowns are visible now. I think there should be another two or three, but not sigh of them yet.
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Re: Hurrah- rhubarb!

Postby TeresaFoodie » February 20th, 2018, 7:50 am

I haven't Zosh, but it was nice reading back over what some of us were doing with rhubarb five years ago. I'm not sure I like the look of the pickle, but do let us know what it's like if you do make it.
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Re: Hurrah- rhubarb!

Postby Suelle » February 20th, 2018, 8:35 am

It should be a good year for outdoor grown rhubarb, as the winter has been so cold. Mine is showing through and the leaves are just beginning to uncurl.
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Re: Hurrah- rhubarb!

Postby karadekoolaid » February 20th, 2018, 10:53 am

Interesting, that rhubarb pickle. Might just give it a try one day.
I just made some rhubarb chutney, because I´d run out of mango.
Rhubarb, a small onion, plenty of ginger and warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, a couple of chiles - worked nicely!
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Re: Hurrah- rhubarb!

Postby StokeySue » February 20th, 2018, 12:07 pm

Someone posted this picture of tesselated rhubarb on Twitter, hooe it comes up big enough to see
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Re: Hurrah- rhubarb!

Postby Zosherooney » February 20th, 2018, 6:12 pm

Very pretty Sue.
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Re: Hurrah- rhubarb!

Postby karadekoolaid » February 21st, 2018, 11:59 pm

My goodness!
Someone spent a while putting that one together!!
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Re: Hurrah- rhubarb!

Postby TeresaFoodie » February 22nd, 2018, 12:35 am

I'd never heard of the word tessellated until now! I'd do some rhubarb tessellation tomorrow if I had some! :tu:
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Re: Hurrah- rhubarb!

Postby earthmaiden » February 22nd, 2018, 12:37 pm

The tessellated rhubarb is very pretty but I assume it's photographed before cooking or sweetening. I wonder what it looks like afterwards?
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