The first produce of the season we have picked and eaten this year is our rhubarb.  As the winter has been so mild it has slowly grown over the last few months and is now ready for picking.  Some of our other rhubarb plants have only just poked through the surface of the soil!

Of course the first dish we had to make was a rhubarb crumble and it was delicious.  We kept it simple, but if you want to jazz up your crumble follow these simple steps:

  • To spice up the rhubarb add chopped stem ginger or ground ginger to the rhubarb before you add the crumble topping.
  • To bring out the flavour of the rhubarb add chopped sliced strawberries.  This will enhance the rhubarb flavour.
  • For a different crumble topping add 75g of rolled oats or 50g of chopped nuts to the crumble topping once made.
  • Serve the crumble with whatever you fancy – custard, creme fraiche or cream.