12 August 2011

Fat Friday



Rhubarb.


Strange thing really. Rhubarb and Custard sweets? Yes. Just, yes.


And remember Roobarb and Custard the cartoon? That wasn't too bad either...when I was five.


But the real stuff? Not a fan.


Or at least I didn't think I was until this week, after spending hours pondering over which recipe to try out, and feeling completely uninspired, my mum decided to don her oven gloves and whip up a batch of rhubarb-crumble muffins.




A lightbulb moment later, and I was snapping away at her cooking, fully intending to post the recipe as this Friday's feature, but equally as expectant of an indifference to them once tested [best part of the job if you ask me].


Turns out my reaction was less indifference, more GIVE ME MORE PLEASE [manners count kids]. Though these crisp-topped cakes contain that sometimes sour fruit, the oaty crumble on top, as well as the sugaring of the rhubarb before mixing, helps turn these potentially bitter cakes into delightfully sweet treats.


Bake, eat, be converted.


Taken from mum's recipe folder, originally from GoodFood and reprinted in a newspaper!



Preheat the oven to 220 C // 425 F // GM 7


Using a sharp knife, scrape the outer layer of skin from the rhubarb.




Remove the ends and chop into small pieces. Cover with the caster sugar, stir, and set aside.




Now to make the crumble topping. Cream together the sugar and butter, add the rest of the crumble ingredients and mix with your hands until...well, crumbly! It should resemble flapjack. Mmmmmmm flapjack. You can set this aside for a little while now.




Now go back to your rhubarb, don't worry if any juices have seeped at all, and add to it [and the sugar it was coated in] the buttermilk, egg, vanilla and sunflower oil.




Sift in the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda and fold until incorporated.




Now simply line a muffin tray with 12 cases, divide the wet mixture between them and top with a thick layer of the crumble.




Bake for 15-18 minutes until well risen and golden.





Now that's what I call a muffin top.


xxx

24 comments:

Vicki said...

fancy sending me one of these bad boys in the post... yum yum! ;) x

Caz said...

Definitely want to try this recipe, we have lots of rhubarb in the garden that needs using! I'm not normally a fan of it unless it's in a crumble so i'm sure i'll like these :) xx

Yu said...

I'm so glad those are photos and not real life cuz I'd eat it all and get fat.

ScienceGeek said...

OMG! I soooo have to make this! I love rhubarb! xx

Steph said...

I am totally making a batch of these however, I can't guarantee that they will get shared!

Abbie said...

They look DELISH! and the photos are gorgeous as ever!

Rachael said...

Oh they look so yummy!

Harriet said...

I absolutely adore Rhubarb! I've loved it ever since I was a kid, but then I always did have weird taste for a child!

My sister made some rhubarb icecream recently, which is ridiculously good, but I'd definitely come round to your house for one of these, and maybe take a few home...!

Temporary:Secretary said...

Save us one of these! :) xxx

Roza said...

stop making such yummy things! they look too tasty!
xxx
alittlebitofroza.blogspot.com
p.s. that was a joke btw, NEVER stop making yummy things

Amey Jane said...

They look amazing!!Nom

Yona said...

You want to kill me with this post lol. Yummmm! :p

London's-beauty said...

I haven't tried rhubarb before or anything to do with it lol!

Lovely blog! Just made me very hungry there ^__^ Looks yum. Thanks for the step by step tutorial, I will come back to this page.

Sherin said...

Oooo, yummy. All your Fat Frday posts make me want to learn how to bake.

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

Hello yummy. x hivenn

daisychain said...

Brb,
raiding my Grandad's garden for rhubarb.

Katie said...

Mmm this looks amazing, I love all things rhubarb! Love your blog, going to start following xo

Maria said...

Omnomnom we have loads of rhubarb in the garden so I will definitely be giving these a try! :) I LOVE cold stewed rhuurbarb with hot custard, gotta be one of the best puddings around :)

Maria xxx

Ani. said...

I haven't had rhubarb in so long! Bookmarked and I definitely need to try this one out!

Stefany said...

Om nom! These look amazing xx

Leah said...

It's so odd that you mention this because for the first time the other day my favourite cafe in the world had rhubarb crumble muffins on offer.
TWICE IN ONE WEEK!
It's a sign...

Rachel, Cold Knees said...

ooh they're looking good! I'm no fan of them either, but in a crumble, yes please. x

Abi said...

LORDY these look astounding!!!! I shall be making a batch (or fifty)
Thank you!!!! (and your mum)
xx

fritha louise said...

I actually just made a slightly embarassing sqeaking noise looking at these pictures. I have to make these!