Midsummer Dreams

Midsummer is here. We have officially entered the season for outdoor entertaining. The days are longer and hotter - the ultimate time to enjoy your meals al-fresco styled. We’re sharing two of our favorite summer recipes that will be a hit at your (Mid)summer party.

REFRESH IN THE SUMMER HEAT

We will be sipping on this rhubarb & lime drink to cool off in the summer heat. It’s not too sweet and the lime and gin marries so well. Make sure to make a few extra glasses - it will go down quickly! A perfect drink to start the Midsummer festivities.

ANP Rhubarb & Lime Gin Drink Recipe

INGREDIENTS (2-3 glasses)

15 cl gin (we used Gordon’s)

9 cl freshly squeezed lime juice

6 cl rhubarb cordial/syrup/juice

(6 cl simple syrup if you like it sweeter)

Soda water


GARNISH

1 rhubarb stalk


HOW TO MAKE

Add all the ingredients in a cocktail mixer and mix well.

Pour the mix up to 3/4 of the drinking glasses.

Top off with soda water.

For garnish, use a peeler to make 10-15 cm thin slices of the rhubarb. Cut the edges diagonal and garnish on the top of the drink.

Depending on the rhubarb cordial - add more in to the drink if you feel the rhubarb taste is not so strong.

ENJOY!

 

TO WIN OVER A CROWD,
BAKE THIS RHUBARB & RASPBERRY CRUMBLE PIE

Around this time of year when rhubarb are in their very prime, we’re chasing every opportunity to enjoy these lovely, tangy vegetables. The rhubarb works wonders together with raspberries so we combined these two for this recipe. Serve the pie straight out of the oven with whipped vanilla custard sauce or ice cream. It’s for sure a crowd pleaser.

ANP Rhubarb & Raspberry Crumble Pie

INGREDIENTS

For the crumble crust:
100 grams butter

2-3 tbsp white sugar

1 1/2 dl flour

1 1/2 dl oats

For the filling:
1-2 tbs potato flour

1 dl white sugar

400 grams raspberries

3 rhubarb stalks


For cake pan:
Butter


HOW TO MAKE

Butter the cake pan (28cm).

Filling:
Peel and cut the rhubarb in to 1-2 cm thick pieces.

Add the rhubarb and raspberries in a bowl.

Add potato flour and sugar to the mix. Mix until combined.

Pour the filling in to the cake pan.

Crumble crust:

Melt the butter in a saucepan.

Add sugar, flour, and oats to the saucepan. Mix until you see it come together as a bit crumbly (add more flour if needed).

Sprinkle the dough evenly on top of the filling.

Bake in the middle of the oven at 225 degrees (celcius) for 15-20 minutes or until you see a nice golden crust.

Serve with vanilla custard sauce or ice cream. ENJOY!

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