Tag Archives: rhubarb

25/52 Rhubarb Merengue Pie

2 Jul

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Home made rhubarb curd, topped with a mountain of merengue and served to friends.  Yummy!

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Sour cream and rhubarb cake 14/52

2 Jul

A really scrumptious cake from the excellent good Housekeeping 101 Cakes.

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A basic cake mix enhanced with sour cream combined with rhubarb and topped with a sweet and nutty crunch. Delicious and definable one I will be making again 🙂

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Pistachio cake with marzipan and strawberry jelly 15/52

27 May

This was a whole day cake baking extravaganza! Myself and my friend both have the Adriano Zumbo cook book. A page of ingredients and a number of elaborate techniques meant that this was far from easy to assemble!  Was it worth it? I think yes. This cake is also gluten free.

A flour free pistachio based cake mix also contained rhubarb. This kept it moist and tangy. The cake was meant to have homemade strawberry pastilles in it. We have them a go, but they didn’t set. Instead we used the resulting goo to smear a layer on top of the cake under the marzipan.

The cake was finished with green marzipan and sprinkles.

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The strawberry goo was lovely to make pink cupcakes with and very tasty as a drizzle for meringues.

We also had a go at making some salted caramels. These also didn’t set, but more on that later 🙂

Sour cream and rhubarb cake 14/52

27 May

A really scrumptious cake from the excellent good Housekeeping 101 Cakes.

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A basic cake mix enhanced with sour cream combined with rhubarb and topped with a sweet and nutty crunch. Delicious and definable one I will be making again 🙂

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Rhubarb and custard cupcakes 6/52

11 Feb

My favourite bake so far 🙂 These were inspired by the cover recipe of this month’s Sainsburys magazine and my love of rhubarb!

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As we were a visiting Devon Mr M’s Dad kindly provided us some yummy forced rhubarb free of charge 🙂  I love the story of how forced Rhubarb is grown in big sheds by candlelight, creaking as it grows so quickly! Our garden rhubarb has just started to peak through the ground and whilst it does taste delicious its not the candy pink of the forced stuff! I digress…

Ingredients (eggs, butter, sugar, flour, vanilla essence, rhubarb, icing sugar and custard) were assembled, bagged and travelled with me to Nottingham to visit lil sis. As she lives in a student house baking trays and hand whisk also got a holiday North!

Butter, sugar and flour were beaten until a fine sand was formed. Eggs, vanilla and some milk were added to make the batter. Small chunks of rhubarb were mixed in. The mix was baked for half an hour.

The next day more than a little hungover after a night out with uni mates I completed the recipe 🙂 A birthday was the excuse for some pretty pink cupcakes which I also made this week.

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6 small sliced of rhubarb were boiled in a sugar syrup until soft. The rhubarb was then removed and baked in a hot oven to make decorative slivers. The syrup was used to flavour standard buttercream. The buttercream was halved and one portion coloured pink.  A small cone was removed from the top of each cake and custard spooned into the gap. Cake was stuffed back in! These were then iced with pink and cream swirls and decorated with a slice of rhubarb.

“Yummy” was the verdict of Mr M and lil sister. I concur! These were moist, rhubarb flavoured and sweet. They look super cute as well! Definitely one to make again 🙂  Next time I shall aim to pipe the icing and have firmer slices of rhubarb.

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