I love rhubarb. I have done since I was a kid, and during the summer would pick it from the back garden and eat it raw, dipped in sugar. It was sweet and tangy crunchy - kind of a like a fresh sherbet dip. However I am frequently recoil in horror at the cost of rhubarb in the shops - In my head, rhubarb is something that grows like a weed in people's back gardens, and they struggle to find ways to use up, and not something that cost £3 for about three stalks!
Luckily I have both parents and in-laws with home-grown rhubarb resources who often share :o) (Thanks guys!). I've not got my own rhubarb plant on the balcony, but it's just a baby still, so I don't think we'll get much from it this year. Provided I don't kill it over the winter, next year we should have rhubarb on demand.
A couple of weeks ago, I was given a big bundle of rhubarb which provided two delicious desserts.
Firstly, I made a Rhubarb and Custard cake using this BBCGoodFood recipe, which I de-dairified by using dairy free margarine (200g rather than 250g, as I find it more greasy), and ready made soya custard dessert.
|Plenty of chunks of rhubarb and custardy swirls|
|Rustic rather than elegant!|
|Roasted rhubarb turns the most gorgeous pink colour|
|Slump by name, slump by nature|
Rhubarb Slump (Serves 4-6)
- 450g Rhubarb
- 6 tbsp Granulated Sugar
- 200g Self Raising Flour
- 1 Egg
- 30g Coconut Oil (which is solid)
- 40g Soya Margarine
- 4 tbsp Oatly Oat Milk
- 1 tbsp Desiccated Coconut
Put the cooked rhubarb into a casserole dish.
Preheat the oven to 180C.
Stir together then remaining 4 tbsp sugar and SR flour, then rub in the margarine and coconut oil until it resembles breadcrumbs.
Add the egg and 2 tbsp of the oat milk. Mix until well combined. You are looking for a dollop-able rather than pourable consistency. Add a little more milk if required.
Spoon over the top of the rhubarb, then sprinkle with the coconut
Bake for about 25-30 mins until the top begins to brown and feels firm to the touch.
|Baked and cooling down - temper tantrum not photographed!|
|Mini-M's serving suggestion - an aesthetic masterwork?!|