For this rhubarb fool recipe by Tom Aikens, you can use either rhubarb or forced rhubarb. Forced rhubarb is more seasonal to January whereas regular rhubarb comes into season around April.

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Method
1.
Preheat the oven to 160˚C/gas mark 3. Whisk the separated egg yolks, water and 150g of sugar in a large bowl over a pan of simmering water, making sure the water does not touch the base of the bowl. Continue to whisk unti pale and thick and remove from heat
2.
Whisk together the egg whites and remaining sugar to stiff peaks. Fold into the yolk mixture and then very gently fold through the flour and ground almonds
3.
Pour the mixture into a piping bag and on a lined baking tray pipe 1cm by 6 cm fingers. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with caster sugar while still hot. Set aside to cool
4.
For the fool, combine the rhubarb, sugar, vanilla and lemon juice in a pan. Bring to the boil and reduce to a simmer for 5-10 minutes with the lid on. When the rhubarb is tender, remove from the heat and add the gelatine, stirring through to melt completely
5.
To serve, whip the cream to medium peaks and fold into the rhubarb mix to cool. Plate and serve with the sponge fingers
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Ingredients

Rhubarb fool

  • 1kg of rhubarb, roughly chopped
  • 1 vanilla pod, split and scraped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 200g of caster sugar
  • 400ml of cream
  • 2 1/2 gelatine leaves, softened in water

Sponge fingers

  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 50ml of water
  • 200g of caster sugar
  • 150g of ground almonds
  • 70g of plain flour

Equipment

  1. Piping bag and nozzle

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This remarkable rhubarb fool recipe by Tom Aikens is a lovely seasonal dessert. Rhubarb is a wonderful to make, and sponge fingers make this recipe very special

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