Growing rhubarb, and making rhubarb crumble, is easy to do and much appreciated by friends and family.You can find a guide on how to grow rhubarb on our website.
Ingredients – Rhubarb Crumble Recipe
Preparing The Rhubarb
- 500g rhubarb
- Sprinkling of demerara sugar
- Sprinkling of water
- 100g plain flour
- 35g butter or spread (no more than 75g)
- 50g demerara sugar (no more than 75g)
Serves 2-3 people. For a hungry family of four – double all the ingredients. Serve with custard or ice cream
How To Make Rhubarb Crumble
This is an every day rhubarb crumble recipe, reducing the amount of sugar and fat to a tasty but healthy minimum. In the ingredients list is a suggestion for people who like a richer taste.
The first step is to prepare the rhubarb.
It should be washed – soaking for 10 minuntes in a sink is a good method – and then chopped into 3cm or 1 inch chunks. Next step is to lay the chunks flat on a baking tray, and then lightly sprinkle with water and sugar. The amount of sugar is matter of taste. As the crumble topping is sweet, we suggest using only a light sprinkling of sugar to keep the tart taste of the rhubarb.
When this is ready, bake the rhubarb in an oven at 180 degrees for about 15 minutes. The rhubarb is ready when it is soft – almost melting – to the touch.
The crumble topping can be made whilst the rhubarb is baking in the oven. Mix together the flour, butter or spread, and sugar in a big mixing bowl. We suggest brown demerara sugar for taste and texture. Work the mixture in with your finger tips until it has a crumbly texture.
When everything is ready, decant the rhubarb mixture into an over proof dish, ideally to a depth of 4cm of fruit. Then cover with the crumble mixture.
The dish goes into the oven for approximately 30 minutes, until the rhubarb starts to bubble through the crumble and the topping starts to golden.
Serve with ice cream or custard. The ingredients are enough for two to three people. For a hungry family of four, double all the ingredients shown.
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