Wednesday, May 16

Rhubarb crumble with a difference

We have quite a bit of rhubarb at the moment so I was browsing the Internet for some different recipes when I came across one for Rhubarb Crumble Muffins. The recipe was on the BBC Good Food site which I visit quite a lot. This site has a search facility which allows you to search the recipes in various ways such as, in my case, for recipes using rhubarb.

The recipes are gathered from the cookery magazines published by the BBC so rather than buying a magazine, in which there are probably more recipes that you are not interested in than that you will ever want to cook, everything is available freely online.

Another thing that I like about this site is that visitors who have tried the recipes can grade them and also make comments. The Rhubarb Crumble Muffins scored top marks - 5 stars - and didn't receive any negative comments. Some visitors also described variations that they had made to the original recipe which I also find very useful.

Most suggested that the recipe needed double the amount of rhubarb so I decided to go along with that which proved to be a good move. I also substituted the buttermilk with low fat Greek yoghurt which I had in the fridge. Everything else I had available.

The muffins took slightly longer to bake than the recipes suggested - mine took 20 minutes. Also the recipe doesn't really mentioned how large the rhubarb pieces should be - mine were about a centimetre square.

So here they are:
We enjoyed one each at lunch time soon after they came out of the oven. They were soft and light will a crunchy topping. Our 'first course' for lunch was a sandwich made with some of Martyn's freshly baked breadcakes so was a joint effort.

We've saved a couple of muffins for after dinner and the rest have been frozen to enjoy later. This way we won't be greedy and eat them all at once!

If you fancy having a go at making them the muffin recipe is here



29 comments:

  1. Ooooh they look lovely :-) Mel xx

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  2. They look really delicious, I like the idea of the crunchy top as I love crumble. I often visit the BBC Good Food site, the reviews are really handy.

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    1. Must admit I wonder why they offer all the magazine recipes online, Jo but I'm not complaining! Have you signed up for the email 'newsletter' they send links to a selection of seasonal recipes - I think it's each month or it could be more often.

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  3. Send some this way please. I won't have rhubarb until next year :) I will trade them for some of my strawberry custard tarts..

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    1. That sounds like a good deal we could have half and half each, Lorraine. When are you popping over! :)

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  4. How funny - the kids and I made rhubarb cake on the weekend too. My first time and I enjoyed it.

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    1. I noticed on the same website a rhubarb and custard cake which I found intriguing Liz.

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  5. Sound yummy - I often visit the website too - I find it very useful.

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  6. They sound just scrummy! Definitely going to try making those this weekend. Our rhubarb plants has gone ballistic with all the rain. Rhubarb-a-go-go!

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    1. The rhubarb is certainly preferring this year's weather to last year's dryness Jules. Let me know if you like the muffins - hope that you do.

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  7. The Rhubarb muffins look so yummy! I shall try one of this day with carrot! ;)

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    1. You could also use other fruits Malar

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  8. They do look nice! I have to admire your restraint in freezing most of them...

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    1. Just means that we will have some when the rhubarb is no more Mark and I can easily make more

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  9. looks very tasty.. i'm gonna make one myself

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  10. Sounds good Sue...I love to try new recipes so I think this may be one I try very soon!!

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  11. Great link - just had some (limited myself to 3!) for tea. Yummy!

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  12. Yummy!!! I`m so hungry!

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  13. I haven't signed up for the email, Sue, I'll have a look at that.

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  14. Yum, yum! Our rhubarb started well a month ago and then it got so cold I think it has been sulking. Now it's warmer perhaps it will start growing again, although given my luck it will most likely concentrate on trying to flower :{

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    1. Ours is still going strong - could be that different varieties like different conditions . We are now picking Giant Grooveless!

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  15. These look delicious. Thanks for the tip, Sue. I'll be bookmarking this and coming back when I harvest some more!

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