Rhubarb & Strawberry Crumble

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Spring may be a long way off yet, but if you’re like me then you’ll be getting through this bitter cold British weather by dreaming about warmer days. Strawberries are a fruit that I always associate with hot Summer days, and though they may not be in season yet, combined with some rhubarb they make the perfect filling for a comforting crumble.

IMG_8761ingredients

  • 6-8 stalks of rhubarb
  • 1 large punnet of strawberries
  • 2 tbsp table sugar
  • 1 cup of plain gluten free flour
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine

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  1. Half fill a medium sized saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Meanwhile, trim the ends of the rhubarb stalks and then cut in to pieces about 1/2 inch in size. Once the water is boiling add the rhubarb and table sugar. Cover with a lid and allow to simmer, stirring regularly, until the mixture reduces to a think syrup consistency.
  2. Cut the strawberries into quarters and add to the rhubarb once it has finish cooking and the heat has been turned off.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the flour, caster sugar and butter using your fingers until it forms a crumb consistency.
  4. Pour the rhubarb and strawberry mixture into a tart dish, and cover with the crumble.
  5. Bake in a pre-heated oven, at 180’C for 40-50 minutes, until the crumble is golden and the fruit is bubbling.

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