Making Rhubarb Crumble

My aunt came to stay with us last weekend and bought us a big pile of Rhubarb from her allotment, so what else would you do with Rhubarb but make a Rhubarb crumble! πŸ™‚ I’ve never attempted to make a crumble of any kind before so took to trusty google to find a recipe. I found this one from Waitrose which seemed simple enough and had a go! I had no idea (and still don’t) whether you can use the green bits of the rhubarb or if you should only use the red bits, but read somewhere that redΒ  bits give the best flavour so I decided to just use those bits.

Had to make a few changes to the recipe, as I had somehow managed to run out of plain flour I used wholemeal flour instead, and took a tip from one of the comments below the recipe to add some oats to the crumble mix. So I halved it and did 100g wholemeal flour and 100g porridge oats instead. I was having a bit of a mad day and decided that it would be a good idea to mow the lawns in the front and back garden whilst the crumble was cooking and was shattered by the end of it! (All during Monkey’s afternoon nap) Anyway I have to say that considering it was my first attempt, it was blimming lovely! I could have eaten the whole thing myself! Hubby isn’t much of a fruit fan, at all really, but surprisingly with the addition of a good dollop of custard he loved it (I was a bit gutted by this hehe).

It is now one of my new faves as it is easy to make, very tasty and my boys like it too. Thanks Auntie Maggie for the Rhubarb! πŸ™‚ Yesterday we were out for a meal for my mum’s birthday and for pudding I had my first ever try of Red Velvet cake and it was seriously delicious! I am going to try a recipe for that soon although it is a bit, or rather, much more complicated so we will see how I go with that one!

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