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Recipe of the Week: Pancakes with Rhubarb Compote

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Pancakes with Rhubarb Compote

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Calories 248 per portion
Fat 5g (1.2g sat) per portion
Suitable for vegetarians
Suitable for freezing

Ingredients

  • Rhubarb 400g (14oz), washed and sliced
  • Stem ginger in syrup 1 piece, drained and finely chopped
  • Caster sugar 75g (3oz) plus 1 tbsp
  • Self-raising flour 125g (4½oz)
  • Egg 1, beaten
  • Milk 150ml (¼ pint)
  • Sunflower oil 1 tbsp
  • Double cream whipped, to serve, optional

Instructions

  1. Tip rhubarb into a saucepan with ginger and 75g (3oz) sugar. Add 1 tbsp water and stir well, slowly bringing to a simmer. Cook gently for 8-10 minutes, stirring often, until fruit is soft.Taste and check the sweetness, adding a little more sugar if necessary. Leave to cool.

    Sift flour into a bowl and stir in remaining sugar. Make a well in the centre and add egg. Starting in centre, whisk in milk, gradually until smooth and has the consistency of thick cream.

    Wipe a non-stick frying pan with a little oil and heat until hot. Turn down the heat to medium low. Cook pancakes in batches: drop tablespoons of mix into pan, well spaced apart, and fry for 1- 2 minutes on each side until surface puffs and bubbles.

    Serve pancakes with rhubarb compote and cream, if using.

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Recipe of the Week; Fruit Crumble with variations

Fruit Crumble with variations

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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A favourite with all the family. Served with real custard a good crumble is a wonderful thing.

Per portion:
307 kcals
11g fat (6.6g saturated)
Suitable for freezing
Suitable for vegetarians

Ingredients

  • 900g (2lb) cooking apples, rhubarb, gooseberries, damsons, plums, blackberries or red or blackcurrants
  • 75–110g (3–4oz) granulated sugar, depending on sharpness of fruit
  • 175g (6oz) plain flour
  • 75g (3oz) butter
  • 50g (2oz) caster sugar

Instructions

  1. Prepare fruit, slicing any large pieces. Put into a 1.25 litre (2 pint) ovenproof dish in layers with granulated sugar.
  2. Cover with foil and bake at 190°C (375°F) Mark 5 for 15 minutes.
  3. Sift flour into a bowl. Rub butter into flour until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in caster sugar.
  4. Sprinkle crumble evenly over fruit. Press down lightly, then smooth top with a knife.
  5. Reduce oven to 180°C (350°F) Mark 4 and bake for a further 45 minutes or until top is light brown.

Variations

Oaty Fruit Crumble
Follow recipe and method for Fruit Crumble. For the crumble topping mix together wholemeal flour, brown sugar and 25g (1oz) porridge oats with the butter.

Ginger Fruit Crumble
Follow recipe and method for Fruit Crumble. For the crumble topping use demerara
sugar instead of caster sugar and add 1 tsp ground ginger.

Crispy Lemon Crumble
Follow recipe and method for Fruit Crumble. Add grated rind of 1 lemon and 2 tbsp crushed cornflakes to crumble topping.

 

 

 

Recipe taken from The Dairy Book 0f Home Cookery | 2012 edition

 

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Rhubarb and Custard Ice Cream

Rhubarb and Custard Ice Cream
Celebrate the wonderful taste of fresh rhubarb with this ace cream. It’s simple to make and perfect for an afternoon treat.
Suitable for vegetarians
SERVES 8
Double cream 500ml pot
Orange 1, pared rind and juice
Egg yolks 4
Light Muscovado sugar, 175g (6oz)
Greek yogurt 200g tub
Rhubarb 500g (1lb 2oz) cut into chunks
1 Heat the cream with the pared orange rind in a pan over a gentle heat until it just comes to the boil. Leave to infuse 5 minutes. Whisk the egg yolks and 110g (4oz) of the sugar until thickened and light in colour. Add a little of the warmed cream mixture, stir well then add the rest of the cream. Pour the mixture back into the pan and stir continuously over a gentle heat until the custard is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Don’t let it boil or it may curdle. Strain it back into a large bowl, and cover closely with clingfilm. Discard the orange parings. Leave the custard to cool, then stir in the yogurt and chill the mixture.
2 Meanwhile, put the rhubarb in a pan with the juice from the orange (6-8 tablespoons) and the rest of the sugar. Cover and cook gently for 6 -7 minutes until the fruit is tender. Tip the rhubarb into a sieve over a large measuring jug or bowl. Leave like this for 10 minutes, or so, to let the juices drain through. You should have about 200ml (7 fl oz) juice. Reserve this for the sauce.
3 Mash the rhubarb roughly with a fork and when cold, stir it in to the custard. Pour into a plastic container and freeze until almost solid. Break up well with a fork, or better still, an electric hand mixer. Freeze again until almost solid, then break up again and freeze so the ice cream is smooth.
4 Taste the reserved rhubarb juice and add more sugar if it’s not sweet enough. Pour it into a small pan, bring to the boil and boil for about 10 minutes until it starts to get syrupy. Take the ice cream out of the freezer to the fridge about 40 minutes before serving to soften it.
COOK’S TIPS
If you have an ice cream maker, just put the rhubarb custard in and use as directed.  It’s less hassle than keep remembering to whisk it every few hours.
The ice cream will keep 2 months in the freezer.
VARIATION
Add any fruit puree to this basic custard mix. Or you could be clever and make a ripple ice cream –just layer almost frozen custard with fruit puree and swirl the mixtures.
Recipe taken from Year Round Dairy Cookbook.

Celebrate the wonderful taste of fresh rhubarb with this ice cream. It’s simple to make and perfect for an afternoon treat.

Rhubarb Icecream

Rhubarb Icecream

Suitable for vegetarians
Serves 8

Double cream 500ml pot
Orange 1, pared rind and juice
Egg yolks 4
Light Muscovado sugar, 175g (6oz)
Greek yogurt 200g tub
Rhubarb 500g (1lb 2oz) cut into chunks

1 Heat the cream with the pared orange rind in a pan over a gentle heat until it just comes to the boil. Leave to infuse 5 minutes. Whisk the egg yolks and 110g (4oz) of the sugar until thickened and light in colour. Add a little of the warmed cream mixture, stir well then add the rest of the cream. Pour the mixture back into the pan and stir continuously over a gentle heat until the custard is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Don’t let it boil or it may curdle. Strain it back into a large bowl, and cover closely with clingfilm. Discard the orange parings. Leave the custard to cool, then stir in the yogurt and chill the mixture.

2 Meanwhile, put the rhubarb in a pan with the juice from the orange (6-8 tablespoons) and the rest of the sugar. Cover and cook gently for 6 -7 minutes until the fruit is tender. Tip the rhubarb into a sieve over a large measuring jug or bowl. Leave like this for 10 minutes, or so, to let the juices drain through. You should have about 200ml (7 fl oz) juice. Reserve this for the sauce.

3 Mash the rhubarb roughly with a fork and when cold, stir it in to the custard. Pour into a plastic container and freeze until almost solid. Break up well with a fork, or better still, an electric hand mixer. Freeze again until almost solid, then break up again and freeze so the ice cream is smooth.

4 Taste the reserved rhubarb juice and add more sugar if it’s not sweet enough. Pour it into a small pan, bring to the boil and boil for about 10 minutes until it starts to get syrupy. Take the ice cream out of the freezer to the fridge about 40 minutes before serving to soften it.

Cook’s Tips
If you have an ice cream maker, just put the rhubarb custard in and use as directed.  It’s less hassle than keep remembering to whisk it every few hours.

The ice cream will keep 2 months in the freezer.

Variation
Add any fruit puree to this basic custard mix. Or you could be clever and make a ripple ice cream –just layer almost frozen custard with fruit puree and swirl the mixtures.

Recipe taken from Year Round Dairy Cookbook.

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