This is a rhubarb recipe you can make with only two stalks of rhubarb and it will feed a family of four. I usually have a pack of trifle sponges or some sponge fingers in my cupboard as I find that a trifle will stretch the most meagre of ingredients into a feast.
Rhubarb and Ginger Trifles
4 trifle sponges
2 tbsp Madeira, Sherry or orange juice
2 stalks of rhubarb
1 tbsp finely grated fresh ginger
1 tbsp caster sugar
250g ready made custard
150 ml double or whipping cream
20 g flaked almonds
- Chop the rhubarb into small pieces and place in a saucepan with the ginger and the sugar, heat gently until the juices run and the rhubarb is soft. Put the rhubarb to one side to cool.
- Place one trifle sponge in the base of each of the ramekins, pour 1/2 a tbsp of Madeira, Sherry or orange juice over each one.
- Divide the poached rhubarb between the ramkeins along with any of the remaining juices.
- Cover the rhubarb with custard.
- Whip the cream until it forms soft peaks, either pipe it on top or spoon it over the custard.
- Toast the flaked almonds in a dry pan until they start to turn golden, let them cool. Just before serving sprinkle the flaked almonds over the top of the trifles.
I'm adding this simple recipe to the Great British Rhubarb Recipe Round-Up Linky Party which Karen at Lavender and Lovage and I are hosting. There are already an amazing number of fabulous rhubarb recipes on the Linky, but if you have any more then please add them to the Linky below.