Mya's rhubarb crumble

'Since I was three years old, I’ve loved to cook crumble using rhubarb from my local farm shop. Bringing it home after a walk with the dog, putting it in the oven with the crumbly topping and serving a delicious pudding for all the family is absolute magic' - Junior Masterchef finalist (2014) Mya.

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 40 minutes
  • Total time: 55 minutes

Serves: 6

Ingredients

500g rhubarb, trimmed and sliced into small bite-size pieces

100g caster sugar

200g plain flour

100g unsalted butter, cubed and chilled

110g demerara sugar

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 ̊C, gas mark 4. Put the rhubarb in an ovenproof dish (about 1 litre in volume). Sprinkle about 3 tbsp water over the top, along with the caster sugar.
  2. Sift the flour into a mixing bowl. Add the cubed butter and use your fingers to rub the flour and butter together until it looks like very fine breadcrumbs (this is my favourite part). Stir in the demerara sugar.
  3. Evenly spread the crumble over the rhubarb; don’t pat it down too much. Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. Don’t worry if you can see the pinkish-red rhubarb syrup through the edges because that is meant to happen. Serve hot with single cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream, if liked.