Rhubarb crumble

Tue, 25/09/2012 - 19:57 -- nick

Rhubarb crumble is a traditional British dessert. Served with custard, cream or ice cream it is a hearty, filling, and warm feast, best served after a light meal.



  1. Mix brown sugar, oats, flour, butter and cinnamon until crumbly.
  2. Press 1/2 of mixture into a 9 inch square pan.
  3. Cover crumb mixture with cut up rhubarb.
  4. Mix white sugar, cornstarch and water. Cook until clear and thick, stirring constantly. Add vanilla and stir.
  5. Pour over rhubarb. Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture over the top.
  6. Bake for 1 hour at 180°C.

Alternative method

Many cooks use cold butter and rub the fat into the dry ingredients. It is also common not to have a crumble layer on the bottom, just on top of the rhubarb. Finally the cornstarch sauce is frequently omitted. Raw rhubarb and sugar alone are used. The rhubarb juice acts as a sufficient sauce.

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