I have to say I adore the chow and chatter facebook page and the sweet folks on there, I started talking about rhubarb and recipe ideas and I decided there was no excuse for never cooking it. My Dad grows it in his garden and I remember nibbling on it dipped in sugar as a kid with my Mum making rhubarb crumble with custard (a crisp in the US).
I wanted to do something different and with the weather being so warm I thought of an Italian style granita. It was easy to make and a fun summer treat. Its also healthy being a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Calcium, Potassium and Manganese.
- 3 big stalks of rhubarb
- 10 strawberries
- 1/4 cup of water
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
- cook the strawberries and chopped rhubarb in a pan over a medium heat with the sugar and add water as needed but the rhubarb will have plenty of liquid in them
- let it simmer for about 10-20 minutes until you have a nice sauce and add lemon juice
- let it cool I used 1/2 for the granita and 1/2 I kept in the fridge and added to oatmeal
- add the mixture into a tin and put in the freezer after about an hour take it out and stir with a fork
- then after another hour do the same by this time it will be a nice sorbet with a icy consistency and ready to serve
I actually made it the day before and decided to wait for a sunny afternoon the next day to take a good picture :-) on my front step, but the wee kiddies followed and as I quickly took pictures the wee guy was eating the chalk we play with! His cute smile came as I said no, kids make the best props and best taste testers :-)
adore out kids :-)
our cheeky wee guy :-)
added to oatmeal so good:-)
Have you eaten, or cooked with rhubarb and what's your favorite recipe?