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I'm a Melbourne boy, hailing from St Kilda with one ex, one current wife and four kids. Love the outdoors and making new discoveries. I cook a lot at home (cheers from wife) and do some preserving, mostly jams, pickles and fruit liqueurs. This is the diary of a cooking journey.

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Monday, April 30, 2007
Be Quick!

When one intends to take a photo, one should move a little faster!

It wasn't much really, just an apple and rhubarb crumble, which I only made to finish up the rest of the rhubarb leftover from my first ever rhubarb crumble. There were three stalks to which I added four large apples, a bit of sugar and a spoon of flour, though I'm not completely enamoured with the idea of using flour in crumbles, it seems to make them a little stodgy, so my next one will be flourless, I think the sugar should be enough to thicken the juices just so.

Then it was on with the crumble topping, flour, butter and sugar, all whizzed in the food processor till combined and the whole lot baked in a moderate oven until brown and very, very tasty. Optional extra - whipped cream.


  posted at 7:57 am

At 9:37 am, Blogger MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

That the bane of a food blogger with a digital camera!
Love rhubarb and apple anything! I generally use a little toasted almond meal/flour, oatmeal or oatmeal bran in crumbles and the like.

At 9:54 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice photo there, it looks like you're starting to reign that camera into behaving itself now :) I've got to admit that I've always been a bit unsure about crumbles - the ratio of crumble to fruit always seems in contention and too much or not enough of either makes for an unhappy mouthful. Instead of flour, have you considered using rolled oats?

At 12:17 pm, Blogger paul kennedy said...

HalfCups and Ellie beat me to it - use oats! We had a crumbly weekend as well - perfect weather for it.

At 12:30 pm, Blogger Kalyn Denny said...

Nice photo! I have no crumble advice, since I've never made one.

At 4:07 pm, Blogger Pille said...

We made a rhubarb crumble last night, too (used oats, flaked almonds, demerara sugar and butter for the topping). Got a picture of the whole thing, luckily:)
I love the sound of apple & rhubarb crumble, but as I've promised not to buy any imported apples at the moment, I'll stick to the rhubarb one..

At 10:40 am, Blogger neil said...

Hi tanna, I think I'm liking this whole crumble thing, both versions were really tasty. Yes, it pays to be quick!

Hi ellie, the photo actually looked better on the computer before downloading, sigh. I've heard about that ratio thing, gues it depends a lot on the recipe and the size of the cooking dish.

Hi kitchen hand, crumble with lamb shanks sounds like a perfect weekend to me.

Hi kalyn, thanks for that, it amused me so I took the shot.

Hi pille, I'll be looking out for the shot, that topping sure sounds nice!

And thanks to everyone who suggested oats, I will definitely try that and soon, the St Kilda farmer's market is on Saturday, more rhubarb coming my way.


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