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Rhubarb fool with crunchy ginger biscuits

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 6
Dietary Vegetarian
From Something for the Weekend
Try this recipe for a spiced rhubarb fool with homemade ginger biscuits.


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.

  2. For the rhubarb fool, whip the double cream in a bowl until soft peaks form when the whisk is removed. Whisk in the icing sugar, yoghurt, strawberry liqueur and vanilla seeds until well combined.

  3. Place the rhubarb onto a baking tray. Sprinkle with sugar and add the star anise and cinnamon stick. Bake in the oven for 5 minutes, or until the rhubarb is tender.

  4. Allow the rhubarb to cool slightly, and then fold into the fool mixture until well combined.

  5. For the biscuits, cream the butter and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy.

  6. Stir in the egg and golden syrup. Add the flour, baking powder, ground ginger and stem ginger and mix until well combined.

  7. Roll the mixture into golfball-sized shapes and bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes, or until golden-brown.

  8. Spoon the fool mixture into pretty glasses and serve the biscuits alongside.


For the fool

  • 500ml/18fl oz double cream
  • 100g/3½oz icing sugar, sieved
  • 250ml/9fl oz thick Greek-style yoghurt
  • splash strawberry liqueur
  • 1 vanilla pod, split lengthways, seeds scraped out
  • 300g/10½oz rhubarb, cut into 2cm/1in pieces
  • 300g/10½oz caster sugar
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick

For the ginger nut biscuits

  • 125g/4oz unsalted butter, softened
  • 175g/6oz caster sugar
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
  • 250g/9oz plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp chopped stem ginger

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