A light and refreshing end to a summer meal. cool rhubarb sherbet topped with Fresh crushed strawberries in a strawberry sauce.
- Boil the diced rhubarb in a half-cup of water until it is tender. This should take about 10 to 15 minutes. While continuing to cook add 1 cup of sugar to the rhubarb, stir until the sugar is dissolved. Remove the mixture from heat and add corn syrup, orange juice, lemon juice and lemon rind. Turn the mixture into a chilled bowl and place in the refrigerator to cool.
- Beat the egg whites, 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of salt until foamy. Slowly add the chilled rhubarb syrup to egg whites. Whisk together until well combined. Pour solution into an ice cream freezer and rotate the freezer as you would if you were making homemade ice cream. Transfer the firm sorbet into a container and place in the freezer.
- If you do not have an ice cream maker, pour the solution into a shallow dish and freeze until sherbet is frozen around the edges. Remove from freezer, mix until smooth and refreeze until almost solid. Repeat this process two more times.
- While the sherbet is freezing you can make the strawberry sauce. Place 2/3 of the washed and hulled strawberries and 2 tablespoons of sugar in food processor or blender. Puree the strawberries, adding water if necessary, until smooth but not too runny. Slice the remaining strawberries and fold into sauce.
- Just before you are ready to serve the sherbet, stir it briefly with a spoon to make it creamy. Serve cold, topped with the strawberry sauce.
The strawberry sauce sends this sherbet over the top. It's beautiful and tastes sooo special. I, too, found this a bit too sweet. Next time I'll cut the corn syrup in half or maybe replace it with sugar.I used white grape juice rather than orange juice.
Wonderful stuff, if a little sweet for my tastes. Loved the colour of this, the citrus flavours mixed with the rhubarb and the fact you don't need an ice cream maker. I'd just cut back on the sugar a bit next time. We didn't have strawberries so had to make do without the sauce but I'm sure it would really make the dish beautiful!