When visiting my parents this past weekend it was (as usual) a lot of focus on food and seasonal produce.
My mother loves gardening and even though she doesn’t grow as much as she used to when I was younger, there is still plenty of fruit and vegetables to pick in the garden throughout the summer. Around this time of year it is only really the rhubarb that’s ready for picking, so that’s what we did.
And for me, there is nothing better than making a crumble out of the first fruit of the season, and this crumble recipe (a modified Delia-ism) is absolutely divine, especially when served still warm with either vanilla icecream or homemade raw custard (N.B. contains raw eggs so not suitable for everyone).
Rhubarb crumble, serves 4
ca 250 g rhubarb, washed and cut into smaller pieces
100-120 g soft brown sugar (to balance the acid from the rhubarb)
100 g softened butter
200 g plain flour
135 g soft brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
Butter an ovenproof dish. Place the rhubarb pieces in the bottom. Scatter the sugar on top. Combine the ingredients for the crumble in a mixing bowl using a wooden fork. Pour on top of the rhubarb. Place in 175C oven for about 30 minutes or until the fruit is soft and the top golden brown.