Winteringham Village Recipes
Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb

Delicious home-cooked recipes suggested by the villagers of Winteringham, Lincolnshire

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Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb

Three rhubarb recipes!

Christine Hammond

Rhubarb & Orange Cake

400 g   Rhubarb trimmed and cut into 2 cm pieces
200g    Golden Caster sugar
150g    softened butter
lightly beaten eggs
100g    Ground Almonds
75 g     S.R Flour
Half teaspoon  Baking Powder
100g    Ground Almonds
Zest of small orange
Orange Juice  - 2 tablespoons
(25g       Flaked Almonds  optional)



Preheat oven to 190 degrees C, gas mark 5
Grease a round 23cm spring form cake tin and line base with baking parchment

Place rhubarb in a bowl and cover with 50g sugar  Leave for 30mins while preparing rest of cake

Beat together sugar and butter then whisk in the eggs.  Fold in flour, baking powder and ground almonds then stir in orange zest and juice.

Stir in the rhubarb and its sugary juices.  Spoon mixture into the prepared tin.
(sprinkle with Flaked Almonds if desired)

Place on a baking tray and cook for 25 mins.  Reduce temperature to 180 degrees, gas mark 4 and cook for a further 20-25 mins or until firm.

Allow to cool.  

Can be served warm or cold.  Delicious with cream or custard.


Rhubarb Fool

1 kg        chopped rhubarb
300 g       sugar
1/2 pint double cream

Preheat oven to 18o degrees C, gas mark 4.
Place rhubarb in oven proof dish, add sugar and cook for 25mins or until soft and plenty of syrup has been formed.

Strain and mash.  Cool

Stir in cream and serve.


Rhubarb and Vanilla Cheesecake

350g     crushed digestive biscuits
120g     butter
250ml   double cream
125g      sugar
350g curd cheese
Vanilla Essence to taste
400g  rhubarb

Cook rhubarb and sweeten slightly

Melt butter and mix with biscuits.  Make the base in flan ring and chill

Mix together sugar and curd cheese.Whip cream and fold in.

Gently fold in cooled rhubarb and add vanilla to taste

Fill flan ring and chill before serving.




 

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