Friday, 11 May 2012

Rhubarb and Cherry Crumble

Is your mum a sweet tooth? She will love you all the more this Mothers Day if you whip up this warm delicious crumble.

I (unfortunatly for my family) will not be making this for Mothers day on Sunday because I am under strict instruction from my Mum to delegate dessert as I am a mum too and am already cooking lunch for everyone.

No complaint here really. As I am known for being dessert Queen in my family, I am always given the task of bringing something sweet to our family functions so its kind of nice to have a break for the sweet stuff. While this is a pretty much no fuss dessert I will be focusing my attention on cooking a beautiful lamb roast.
This dessert is dark and rich. It has a slight bitterness from the dark chocolate and tart cherries, which make it absolutly delicous. The chocolate seems to melt through the fruit. Served with a scoop of ice cream its perfect for spoiling your mum this Sunday or just for a guilty pleasure on a cold night (or luckily for my bestie Sarah, a blog post)

2/3 cup plain flour
1 tbl spoon caster sugar
70gm butter - chilled and cubed
1/4 cup coconut
100gm dark chocolate - chopped
4 stalks of rhubarb - trimmed and chopped
1/4 cup caster sugar (extra)
415gm pitted black cherries - drained
Ice cream or cream to serve

1. Pre heat oven to 180°C. Grease a 4 cup capacity oven proof dish. In a small saucepan, add the rhubarb and extra caster sugar. Cook over low heat for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.

2. In a small bowl, add the flour, sugar and butter. Rub in butter until mix resembles crumbs*. Stir in the coconut and dark chocolate. Place in the fridge until required.

3. Tip the rhubbard into the perpared dish. Stir through the cherries. Top with the crumble mixture, making sure its evenly spread. Place in the oven and cook for 20 minutes or until golden.

4. Serve with a scoop of ice cream or a drizzle of cream (or both!)

Note: Use your fingertips to rub in the butter. Using your palms will cause the butter to melt and they produce more heat.

1 comment:

  1. I love cherries and rhubarb so this crumble gets a big thumbs up in my book!