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Rhubarb Bramble

May 27, 2016

IMG_8218 It’s Rhubarb season and truth be told, up until recently that meant little to me.  I found the vegetable to be under whelming and uninspiring.  But this year I decided to cast my judgements aside and experiment with the stalk-y vegetable.  And you know what?  I was pleasantly surprised!

While for most, rhubarb means baking (and I may have a sweet treat to share with you in a few days 😉 ), I discovered a number of other things that can be made with rhubarb, everything from relishes, chutneys, compotes, sauces, ice creams, sorbet and my favorite Rhubarb Syrup!  So easy and versatile; and absolutely perfect in this Rhubarb Bramble.

Can we have a moment for the super fun rhubarb ribbons!  So simple to create – simple run a peeler down the length of the stalk.  I’ve been garnishing everything with them for the last few days – I’m so happy I gave rhubarb a chance!

What’s your favorite rhubarb recipe? I’d love to know!

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Rhubarb Syrup

Makes about 8 ounces

4 cups chopped rhubarb
1 cup sugar
1 cup water

Combine the rhubarb, sugar, and water in a heavy-bottomed saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook gently, stirring occasionally, until the fruit is soft and the liquid has thickened slightly, about 20 minutes.

Pour the rhubarb through a fine mesh strainer or cheese cloth, until most of the liquid is in a bowl. Press the solids a little with the back of a spoon to extract more syrup.

Pour the syrup into a clean bottle. Cover or cork the bottle and refrigerate. It should keep for quite some time in the fridge.

The leftover rhubarb solids also make a nice rough jam, so if you want you can put them in a clean jar and keep them in your refrigerator for a week or so. It’s great on toast!

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Rhubarb Bramble

2 oz Gin
1/2 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 1/2 oz Rhubarb Syrup
Dash of Angostura Bitters
Pinch of Salt

Combine the Gin, lemon juice, salt, bitters and 1/2 oz Rhubarb Syrup in a cocktail shaker. Shake and pour over glasses filled with ice.  Top with rest of Rhubarb Syrup, garnish with rhubarb ribbons and enjoy!

Recipe from thegooddrink.com

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4 Comments

  • Reply Beauty Follower May 29, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    Cheers!

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr/

    • Reply neelam May 30, 2016 at 4:00 am

      Thank you lovely!
      xx
      Neelam

  • Reply Dana Ivy May 30, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    This looks AMAZING! When I read your first sentence I laughed out loud because that meant little to me too. BUT, I totally get your drift after reading your post! This looks so refreshing and easy!! Right up my alley!!

    Xox Dana Ivy // http://www.iadorewhatilove.com

    • Reply neelam May 31, 2016 at 3:20 am

      Haha So happy I wasn’t the only one! Yes, having ‘gotten to know’ rhubarb, this recipe is easy peasy and de-lish! Thanks for stopping by!
      xx
      Neelam

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