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OK, so, I had 800g of Rhubarb, a bottle of champagne we got free at Christmas, and a jar of Opies' stem ginger in syrup to kill. This is what I did:

Firstly, cut the rhubarb into 1cm chunks, and threw it in a big pan with 300g sugar, 600ml water, and all the syrup from the jar of stem ginger. Bring it to the boil and then let it simmer for 15-20 minutes, until the rhubarb lumps are tender and the liquid is pink and rhubarby. You now have some nice tender rhubarb chunks and a lot of pink, sweet, rhubarb-with-a-hint-of-gingery liquid, and can move on to the actual recipes:


Rhubarb Fizz Jellies

Ingredients

A pint of the liquid from the rhubarb, cooled
A pint of champagne
2 sachets of veggiegel or some leaves of gelatin

Method

- follow the directions on the setting agent
- divide between 6 glasses
- when cool enough, put in the fridge to fully set


Rhubarb and Ginger Muffins

Ingredients

The softened rhubarb lumps
The actual stem ginger from the jar of stem ginger (you may have to cut it into smaller chunks)
600g self raising flour
200g brown sugar
4 eggs
400ml milk
200g melted butter
24 muffin cases and the trays to bake them with

Method

- Preheat the oven to 200oc/180oc fan/gas mark 6
- In one large bowl, mix the dry ingredients
- In a large jug, mix the melted butter, milk and eggs
- Stir the wet ingredients, and the rhubarb, and the ginger into the dry ingredients, resulting in a lumpy mess
- Divide the lumpy mess up between the 24 muffin cases.
- bake for half an hour


Rhubarb Bucks' Fizz/Mimosas

Ingredients

The remains of the rhubarby liquid from the jellies
Some more sugar
The remains of the bottle of champagne from the jellies

Method

- Put the sugar and the liquid back on the heat and simmer for a bit
- You have now achieved Rhubarb syrup
- Put some syrup in the bottom of a champagne glass and top it up with champagne

You get a rather pleasing tequila sunrise effect on the actual drink:




Rhubarb Gin Cocktail

Ingredients

Whatever syrup you have left after finishing the champagne
Gin
Tonic
sliced fresh ginger

Method

- Mix the ingredients to taste
- Get sloshed

So there we go, four nice easy recipes to use up some store cupboard staples. I think I might have to send some of the muffins to school with daughter, though...

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Date: 2017-05-10 05:28 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] st_aurafina
Omg, rhubarb Bucks Fizz, what is even happening? But it would be so refreshing!

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Date: 2017-05-10 07:16 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] norfolkian
You are a rhubarb GOD. :D

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