Rubarb Pavlova Blog

Cardamom Pavlova with Rhubarb, Honey & Pistachio

Naturally astringent, rhubarb works very well in a sweet crisp pavlova. I have added cardamom, honey and pistachios to give it an eastern twist. The key to a great pavlova is of course the meringue. To achieve this you need a scrupulously clean bowl and whisk. The whites should be whisked stiff before adding any sugar. If you add it too early you can kiss … Continue reading Cardamom Pavlova with Rhubarb, Honey & Pistachio

Beans

Smoky Bacon Beans, Garlic Kale & Grilled Soda Bread

Smoky Bacon Beans, Garlic Kale & Grilled Soda Bread Serves 4 500g dried cannellini beans – soaked overnight Splash olive oil 200g – smoked streaky bacon in one piece – chunky dice 2 red onions- finely chopped 2 cloves garlic – finely chopped 2 chipotle chili 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 2 tablespoons tomato puree 2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes 200ml red wine vinegar 100g … Continue reading Smoky Bacon Beans, Garlic Kale & Grilled Soda Bread

Rhubarb Creme Brulee with Cumin Shortbread

I love the flavours and textures in this dessert. The tartness of the rhubarb and the earthy notes of cumin contrast nicely with the richness of the vanilla cream. The caramelised topping adds crunch, and the crumbly shortbread is perfect for dipping into the barely set cream. Rhubarb is in season right now, so this dish is sure to feature on our menu at The Guildford Arms … Continue reading Rhubarb Creme Brulee with Cumin Shortbread