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Rhubarb, Mascarpone and Red Wine Vinegar Ice Cream

Martin BlunosThis recipe comes from Martin Blunos. "It was just a job, I didn't really know what I wanted to do when I left school, everybody's got to eat and that was the only reason I went into it" - an auspicious statement but from one of the country's greatest chefs with two Michelin Stars to his credit.

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This deliciously different ice from Martin Blunos makes the perfect do-ahead dessert for a dinner party.


800g champagne rhubarb, washed and roughly chopped
50g caster sugar
150ml red wine
500g mascarpone
110g caster sugar
pinch salt
2 tsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp orange flavour liqueur
6 tbsp cold water
seeds from 1 vanilla pod

  • Line a litre capacity terrine mould or loaf tin with cling film.
  • Place the rhubarb, caster sugar and red wine into a non-reactive saucepan and bring to the boil.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer until the rhubarb has reduced and become quite thick and pulpy.
  • If necessary, push the mixture though a sieve (this step should not be needed if young champagne rhubarb is used). Remove from the heat and leave to cool.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the remaining ingredients together and beat until smooth.
  • Spread a layer of the mascarpone cream evenly across the base of the mould. Follow with a layer of the rhubarb puree. Repeat the layers until both mixtures are used up.
  • Using the back of a spoon, level the surface and then tap the mould briefly but firmly onto a work surface to knock out any air bubbles. Cover and freeze.
  • Remove the terrine from the freezer 20 minutes before serving, turn out onto a serving plate and serve with sliced rhubarb that has been cooked briefly in a little red wine and sugar.

Serves 6 - 8

Martin Blunos