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    Rhubarb crumble

    This classic dessert recipe is quick and easy to prepare and then cooks while you enjoy your main course.

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

    Serves: 6


    500g rhubarb, trimmed and sliced into 3cm pieces
    100g caster sugar
    200g plain flour
    100g cold butter, cubed
    125g demerara sugar


    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4.
    2. Put the rhubarb in a 1.2 litre ovenproof dish. Sprinkle over 50ml cold water and the caster sugar.
    3. Sift the flour into a bowl, add the butter and rub in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Alternatively, pulse in a food processor. Stir in the demerara sugar.
    4. Spread the crumble mixture over the rhubarb - don't pat it down too much. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the rhubarb bubbling through at the edges. Serve hot with cream, custard or ice cream.

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