Summer strawberry-rhubarb juice is easy to make because it is made like a sponge in the oven.

You can also make excellent use of last summer’s frozen strawberries with fresh rhubarb for this recipe. This will give you an emptied freezer for a new crop of berries.

You can adjust the sweetness of the juice to your liking by reducing or adding sugar.

Do not throw away the strawberry-rhubarb mass left over from the sieving. The taste is still preserved in that mass, so you can bake a pie, muffins, for example, or cook even a jelly.

From the finished juice, you can develop a variety of individual drink mixes or larger punches. The juice is beautiful in color and tastes wonderful.

Photo: Taru Vihavainen

Oven juice from rhubarb and strawberry (approx. 2 liters)

  • 2 liters of fresh rhubarb

  • 300 g of strawberries

  • 4-5 dl of sugar

  • 1 1/2 l of water

Wash and chop the rhubarb and strawberries in an ovenproof dish. Sprinkle with sugar. Bring the water to a boil in a kettle or kettle.

Pour boiling water over the rhubarb and strawberries in an ovenproof dish. Raise the pan to 175 degrees for about 40 minutes.

When the rhubarb feels soft and the mixture is simmered enough, lift the pan out of the oven.

Puree the berries and rhubarb with a spoon, pressing lightly.

Drain the juice through a sieve or gauze into clean bottles. Remember to be careful with hot flowing and hot juice so as not to burn yourself.

Close the bottles and allow the juice to cool. Store the juice in the cold.

Serve the juice with ice cubes and lemon balm, for example. If you wish, you can dilute the juice with, for example, mineral water.

Photo: Tuomas Vihavainen

Taru Vihavainen is a physiotherapist by profession. It all started with a christening cake, which made him more interested in baking.

Vihavainen started running the Pullahiiren baking corner blog in 2006 and stayed that way. Over the years, the blog has gained popularity and at its best reaches tens of thousands of readers a month.

Angry has also written three baking books. In addition, he holds baking courses and designs recipes for businesses.

Taru Vihavainen especially wants to encourage parents to bring their children to the kitchen.