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Recipes from our Brambly Hedge Kitchens for you to share and enjoy!

Rhubarb Jelly and Custard

Jelly and custard, a thing of the past, right? Wrong….how can you resist something so simple but so delicious?  It’s great to have some recipes up your sleeve other than the statutory crumble, so give this beautiful, summery pudding a go before the rhubarb season is out. 


For the Jelly:

  • 500ml rhubarb juice reserved from cooking fresh, pink rhubarb
  • 6 sheets gelatine, or enough to set 500ml juice
  • Caster sugar to taste

For the custard:

  • 300ml double cream
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1tbsp cornflour
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • 100 mls double cream, whipped


4. Soak the gelatine in cold water for a couple of minutes, and when soft, add to the saucepan and leave on a gentle heat, stirring until completely dissolved.
5. Pour in to glasses and leave to set in the fridge for at about 4 hours.
6. Heat the cream and vanilla extract gently.
7. Whisk the egg yolks until pale in colour.
8. Add the milk to the cornflour and stir until you have a thick paste.
9. Pour the hot cream on to the egg yolks, and whisk until mixed.  Add a small amount to the cornflour paste and then pour back in to the cream.
10. Pour everything back in to the pan and return to a gentle heat.  Stir slowly, to stop the mixture sticking to the bottom of the pan.  Cook for several minutes, until thick, and remove from the heat.
11. Sprinkle with caster sugar or cover with cling film to stop a skin forming and leave to cool.
12. Once the custard is cool enough, fold in the whipped cream, and spoon in to glasses on top of the jelly.