Rhubarb and Almond Cake

In Shetland, spring can be deceptive – it might seem it’s really here to stay this time, only to be swiftly pushed away again by days of blizzards and bitterly cold winds. But when it does finally arrive, it’s with vigour and elation. Everything in the garden is waking up after the long winter sleep and there are signs of new life everywhere. It’s such an uplifting feeling! And then the hotly anticipated, bright pink stalks of rhubarb appear, to officially mark the beginning of the new gardening season in Shetland.

4 comments on “Rhubarb and Almond Cake”

Fantasic cookery book and the rhubarb almond cake is very popular here in North Wales with my family and friends.
Looking forward to order Journal Vol. 5 in the near future.

Best Wishes and keep cooking and writing, next time when I am visiting the Shetland Isles, hope to say hello and meet you.

Thanks for the rhubarb and almond cake recipe. I will try it. It reminds me of my aunt Ree who always made rhubarb pie each early spring (after stewing it and often adding frozen strawberries or raspberries to sweeten it up.) I grew it in the garden of my first house but haven’t here. Perhaps I should plant some for next year.

Love all your publications, I have all 4 Shetland books and really enjoy the knitting patterns and the cookery book is beautiful too. Looking forward to part 5 😍

Thank you for this recipe. I make your carrot cake over and over – it is so good. I am looking forward to trying this too!

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