It has been pretty chilly around here lately. July is always cold during the day, and even colder at night. When the weather gets cold, I love a warm dessert as an after dinner treat. Mostly we just have some stewed fruit and custard. Stewed peaches and plums (made with frozen peaches we picked during the summer) or apples and rhubarb picked fresh from our garden are my favourites. Origin LPG asked me try out some of their stove top warmer recipes for winter, and there was lots of rhubarb in the garden, so I couldn’t resist the rhubarb and strawberry crunch.
Rhubarb & Strawberry Crunch – Original recipe found here
Serves 4-6 (or 2 people a couple of times!)
1 bunch rhubarb (8-10 stalks)
¼ cup caster sugar
250g strawberries, halved
2 tbs honey
½ cup rolled oats
½ cup chopped raw macadamias
1 tsp cinnamon
Grated zest and juice of 1 orange
2. Heat sugar, orange juice and zest in a medium saucepan until dissolved.
3. Add rhubarb and strawberries. Cover and gently cook over low heat for 10-15 minutes or until rhubarb is just tender. Cool slightly
6. Serve with custard or ice cream.
Do you love a hot dessert in the cold weather?