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Rhubarb and Raspberry Crumble with Oats and Hazelnuts

Another crumble recipe? Really?  Well, yes!    I just couldn’t resist the wonderful combination of the first of the forced pink rhubarb and some of the last of the frozen autumn raspberries.  That and a topping of an oaty and nutty biscuity crumble, well, who could resist?
I am a recent convert to crumble as too often I find the topping a bit too claggy and the fruit underneath sparse.

With a husband who simply loves crumble it took years for me to get the balance right so we could both enjoy what seems like the quintessential classic British pudding.
What’s more this is an adaptable recipe.  It can be vegan by using a butter replacement (I used the vegan flora) and there are such good vegan cream/custard/icecream available that no one need miss out.  If you have someone who has a nut allergy up the flour and oats to replace that 100g of hazelnuts or add some mixed seeds instead.  Gluten free flour can be easily substituted for those with an intolerance or coeliac.  Everyone gets a look in.

Cut rhubarb

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Plum and Walnut Crumble Tart

So many people tell me that they can’t make pastry.   Well this is recipe is a tart all made with a crumble mix that anyone can make.  That toasty, nutty smell as it comes out the oven will have everyone wanting a piece and it’s agony waiting for ten minutes so it’s cool enough to cut.

The pastry and the crumble are made out of the same mix that you blitz together in the food processor and some of it pressed into a tart tin to make the pastry and the rest is then sprinkled on top of the fruit filling for the crumble.

I have chosen plum and walnut for this version because it feels very autumnal but you could ring the changes and swap combos about a bit. For summer say apricot and almond?  Or how about apple and pecan for winter?!  Serve the tart with cream, custard or icecream (or all three lol) and watch everyone devour it!! Continue reading