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Rhubarb and Ginger Trifles

Ginger, Uncategorized | April 26, 2015 | By

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
Serves 4

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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. 
  3. Divide the poached rhubarb between the ramkeins along with any of the remaining juices.
  4. Cover the rhubarb with custard.
  5. Whip the cream until it forms soft peaks, either pipe it on top or spoon it over the custard.
  6. 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.
  1. Heidi Roberts
    April 26, 2015

    What a great idea for a quick and easy pudding!

  2. Nazima Pathan
    April 26, 2015

    ooh these look delicious! I love rhubarb -you've some interesting recipes linked up too!

  3. Jean
    April 27, 2015

    Lovely recipe!
    We love rhubarb and trifle in this house, and it would work well with the rhubarb compote I have in the larder. I might have to try this today !!

  4. Keep Calm and Fanny On
    April 27, 2015

    Looks great, and I've got some sponge fingers to use too! Sooooooooooooo many lovely rhubarb recipes linked, fabulous!

  5. Emma Julia
    April 27, 2015

    These sound utterly scrummy – rhubarb and ginger are my dream combo!

  6. Karen S Booth
    April 27, 2015

    FABULOUS recipe Janice and such pretty photos too! Karen

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