Rhubarb is like springs unicorn. Or at least it feels like that in California. Rhubarb loves drafty, rainy weather. And LA is not that. It was supposed to be this year but El Nino failed us, unfortunately.
So when I finally found rhubarb last week, I bought a lot of it. And by a lot I mean about 8 pounds. But dont worry, I made good use of it. There was a rhubarb upside down cake, rhubarb vodka, this crumble and rhubarb pie.
Ill take all the rhubarb!
This crumble is really simple. The ginger is really pleasant and the cinnamon and oats in the topping make it still feel warm and cozy. Its not summer yet; we still need our ovens.
Oat Ginger Rhubarb Crumble
- 1 1/2 pounds rhubarb cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon finely grated ginger
- For the Crumble:
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup of cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 375 F. In a 8 x 8 inch baking dish or a 6-cup baking dish, mix together the rhubarb, brown sugar, white sugar, flour, vanilla extract and ginger. Set aside while you make the crumble.
- In a medium bowl, add the flour and cold butter. Using your hands, break up the butter until it resembles pea-sized bits. Add the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. Place the crumble topping atop the filling; transfer to the oven and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until the top is lightly golden brown and the filling is bubbly. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Yield: 4-6 servings
Adrianna Adarme is a food blogger and author living in Los Angeles, California. She writes the blog A Cozy Kitchen, where she shares comforting, everyday recipes from her kitchen. She recently authored her first cookbook, PANCAKES: 72 Sweet and Savory Recipes for the Perfect Stack. She’s a lover of breakfast, pie (and sometimes even pie for breakfast), corgis and cute things. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.