03 May 2015

Strawberry & Rhubarb Custard Pie

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Strawberries are just starting to come down in price, so it’s a good time to cram them into pies and cupcakes. This uses a wholemeal crust and is filled with rhubarb, strawberries and custard.

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01 Jul 2014

Rhubarb and Ginger Chutney

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Rich and great with cheese, this is easy to make and packed full of spices. The ginger wasn’t particularly strong though, so I’d add more next time.

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Label for Rhubarb & Ginger Jam

Rhubarb and Ginger Chutney
 
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Serves: 8 x 8 oz jars
Ingredients
  • 25g fresh root ginger, grated
  • 150ml red wine vinegar
  • 250g eating apples, peeled and finely chopped
  • 100g pitted dates, chopped
  • 100g dried cranberries or raisins
  • ½ tbsp mustard seed
  • ½ tbsp curry powder
  • 200g light muscovado sugar
  • 350g rhubarb, sliced into 2cm chunks
  • 250g red onions
Directions
  1. Boil the onions, ginger and vinegar. Simmer for 10 mins.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, except the rhubarb, plus 2 tsp salt to the pan and bring to the boil, stirring.
  3. Simmer for ~10 mins until the apples are tender.
  4. Stir in the rhubarb and cook until the thick and jammy (15-20 mins).
  5. Spoon into sterilized jars, and seal.

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19 Apr 2014

Blueberry and Rhubarb Pie

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The first (forced) crop of rhubarb is out, and this blueberry rhubarb pie goes really well with custard. Patsry can be hit and miss, but this recipe made enough for a 6″ circular pie dish with a lattice top. It doesn’t need blind baking and holds together well despite the liquid in the filling.


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