FLAG St Albans
Folly Lane Allotment Group
Recipe Corner

For those of you with so much produce that you would like to cook something tasty, here are some recipes that Plot Holders have recommended recently;

1. Rhubarb & Custard traybake 

It's from Waitrose, I can't claim the recipe to be mine I'm afraid. 

400g rhubarb cut into 2cm lengths
225g caster sugar
250g slightly salted butter softened
3 medium eggs
175g self-raising flour
50g custard powder
100g ground almonds
500g vanilla custard

Preheat oven to 230C/Gas 8. Line a baking tin with parchment and scatter the rhubarb over in a single layer. Sprinkle with 25g of the caster sugar and bake for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and leave to cool.
Reduce oven to 180C/Gas 4. Grease and line a shallow baking/roasting tin with parchment. 
Beat together the rest of the sugar, with the butter, eggs, flour, custard powder, ground almonds and 100g of the custard until pale and creamy.
Turn the mixture into the tin and spread in an even layer. Press deep cavities into the mixture with the back of a spoon and pour the remaining custard over. Scatter the rhubarb ontop.
Bake for 50 minutes, then leave to cool in the tin. Cut into pieces.



200 g Ginger Biscuits
75 g   Butter, melted
200g Rhubarb stalks
150 ml Water
50g caster Sugar
140ml Double Cream whipped to a soft peak
!/2 Vanilla Pod (or 5ml Vanilla Essence)
50g icing Sugar sifted
300g Cream Cheese
1 Gelatin Leaf softened in cold water

Blitz the biscuits in a food processor. Add melted butter and mix well.
Spread mix over base of 8inch (23cm) loose bottomed cake tin,
 Place in fridge to set.
Stew the rhubarb with the water and caster sugar until a syrupy pulp.
Drain in a sieve. Reserve 175 ml syrup.
Spread drained pulp over biscuit base and return to fridge.
Whip the double cream until thickened but still slightly soft. Add vanilla and icing sugar.
Mix together with the cream cheese and spread evenly over the base.
Squeeze the water from the gelatin and add to the reserved syrup. Warm gently to completely dissolve the gelatin. Pour the syrup over the cheesecake and return to the fridge to set for at least 2 hours.
N.B. The last time I made this I did not have enough reserved syrup, so made a little extra with water and castor sugar.

Mary K.