Posted: 05/05/2015 at 22:50
Don't know about which type to buy but I can say the flavour of my first harvest this year (which was accidentally 'forced' and was all the pinker and sweeter for the mistake) was further enhanced by adding to the saucepan just one single piece of crystallised ginger which I had cut up into tiny little cubes.
Having a bit of the stewed rhubarb left over I then experimented with making four individual trifles:
Into each of four microwaveable glasses put: 3 cubes of raspberry jelly; add some hot water (or microwave with cold water) until jelly has melted; break in a few pieces of leftover cake or sponge; mix in a few spoonfuls of the stewed rhubarb.
Let it all cool then refrigerate. The exact quantities aren't critical and the flavours and texture seemed to improve each day. I nice little cool treat to come in to from an afternoon in the garden!