Rhubarb cordial

28 May

A few weeks ago I went to Bob Bob Ricard’s and had their rhubarb G&T which was lovely.  I thought this would be easy enough to repeat at home and then pondered about how I would do this.

Then while wandering through the world of pinterest I saw a recipe for rhubarb cordial.  This was the answer and just in time for a picnic planned for the bank holiday Monday.  So on Saturday I went off and bought two bunches of rhubarb.  I didn’t exactly use a recipe but used about 800 g of rhubarb (chopped), 1 cup fruit sugar and 3 cups water.  Let it boil and then simmer for about 15 until it looks rather unattractive and not at all like you are going to get that lovely pink colour that cooked rhubarb normally looks like.  Then strain and be pleasantly surprised when it is that lovely pink colour!  It made about 850 ml of cordial which is a decent way to a number of delicious summery G&Ts.

I was then left with a pile of rhubarb mush and wondered what on Earth to do with it.  I didn’t take a picture of it but it had a striking resemblance to something you would drag from the bottom of a rather murky pond.  As I was already in the baking mood I thought I would make a rhubarb loaf.  Unfortunately this didn’t end up too well.  It tasted good enough but was a bit too moist.  I won’t bother sharing the recipe but if anyone succeeds in trying this cordial and making something appealing with the leftovers let me know because I think I will definitely be making this again.

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3 Responses to “Rhubarb cordial”

  1. Julia 29 May 2011 at 4:14 pm #

    Yummy! looking forward to trying it tomorrow, lucky me! xx

  2. Sophie 29 May 2011 at 7:33 pm #

    This looks like possibly the most delicious thing I have ever seen! I NEED to try this with gin asap! Thanks for your comment on my blog. 🙂 xxxx

  3. Catherine 30 May 2011 at 12:55 pm #

    that cordial looks delicious! would be amazing to use in a cocktail. xo

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