Points to remember
- There are two types of rhubarb. Forced, which is grown in the dark, comes out at the end on January and is bright pink and outdoor, which tends to be thicker stemmed and is a brighter red colour.
- Rhubarb leaves are poisonous and should never be eaten and always thrown away.
- You want firm, snappable, stalks with no blemishes or signs of bruising.
To bake rhubarb:
- Cut it into chunks.
- Scatter with sugar, cover with foil and bake in a medium oven for about 15 minutes until soft.