Rhubarb syllabub


Preparation info

  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in

A Cook’s Year in a Welsh Farmhouse

A Cook’s Year in a Welsh Farmhouse

By Elisabeth Luard

Published 2011

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A syllabub is much the same as a fruit fool, but without the fuss and the custard. If you use double cream, the set will be firmer. When trimming rhubarb, discard the leaves (they’re toxic) and the greenish upper part of the stalk.


  • 500 g trimmed rhubarb sticks, chopped into short lengths
  • 300 ml dry white wine
  • 150


Put the rhubarb in a pan with the wine and sugar, bring to the boil, then cover loosely and cook gently for about 5 minutes, until the rhubarb is tender but still pink. Alternatively, put these ingredients in a plastic bowl or some other non-metal container and cover with cling film. Pierce the cling film with a fork and heat the container in a microwave for 2–4 minutes on high.