And not just any rhubarb crumble – my mum’s rhubarb crumble… no pressure there then!
So a couple of weeks ago I caught the summer lurgy and after 2 days lying in bed – Mr Gem took off to Prague (on a preplanned event – not just because I was sick) I needed some TLC. And where better to convalesce than in the arms of your family.
After a couple of days I started to feel a little better so mum and I made a crumble!
So – crumble is really easy to make – why I haven’t done it sooner I will never know but simple and delicious works for me! There are loads of crumble recipes on the internet so google away and experiment.
So essentially for a rhubarb crumble peel and chop your rhubarb, pop it in your oven proof dish with some sugar to taste, a splash of water and I added a pinch of cinnamon. Pop in the oven for 20 minutes or so until the rhubarb starts to go soft but not mushy. In the meantime mix together your crumble ingredients so it resembles breadcrumbs.
Once the rhubarb is done top it with the crumble and pop it in the oven for about 25 minutes until the crumble is golden and a bit crunchy.
Serve with custard and you have an undiscovered cure for the lurgy – delicious, comforting and as puddings go – probably not that bad, I mean it has fruit in it, how bad for you can it be?!