Baked Rhubarb

  • 1 1/2 bunch rhubarb = 620g trimmed
  • 1/2 cup castor sugar
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 45g butter
  • zest of blood orange (optional)
  1. Remove any leaves from the rhubarb as these are poisonous, string each stem if necessary. Cut the rhubarb stems into 6cm lengths and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Sprinkle with the orange juice and a little castor sugar, orange zest and dot with butter then bake for about 30 minutes at 160C. The stems should still retain their shape, but be tender and a deep red colour.

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