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The summer time could also be drawing to a detailed, however I’m eeking it out with each final little bit of seasonal fruit I can discover. These stunning gluten free Rhubarb and Strawberry Crumble slices could be the final I could make with our backyard rhubarb earlier than it attracts again into hibernation for the winter months.

It’s going to even be the final put up that I’ll share on Gluten Free Alchemist for some time as I shift my focus to some main modifications going down behind the scenes. Having just lately been made unexpectedly redundant from my day job after a profession of greater than 30 years, I’ve determined to spend extra of my newly discovered ’empty’ time each on the weblog and on another gluten free plans formulating in my now ‘much less cluttered’ mind.

I’d love to leap straight into full-time running a blog and a food-related new profession, however regardless of Gluten Free Alchemist having been round since 2013, I’ve by no means seen it as something aside from a pastime weblog till now and because of this, it’s merely not set as much as be something extra ‘business’.

While I’ve no intention of promoting my soul to the promoting trade, I at the very least need to give myself an opportunity of shifting Gluten Free Alchemist in direction of one thing that pays at the very least a few of the payments (alongside some freelancing linked to my different, life-long profession). With that in thoughts, I plan to switch the entire weblog over to a brand new platform within the coming weeks for a contemporary new look and extra flexibility, which is able to imply (primarily as a result of I’m one of many least techy individuals I do know) placing all my consideration into getting my head across the modifications wanted. I simply hope you’ll all nonetheless be right here once I come again!

Gluten Free Alchemist because it presently seems to be, will nonetheless be reside within the meantime and I’ll nonetheless be baking and growing new recipes within the background while I prepared the brand new website… Which (hopefully) means a number of new recipes ready to be shared once I resurface. I will even proceed to put up on Instagram and in Fb with a number of images of my bakes, makes and finds so that you just get a sneak peak of what is going on to be arising on the weblog quickly… Ensure you observe me to see what I have been as much as.

For now although, I offer you my Rhubarb and Strawberry Crumble Slice which isn’t solely probably the most beautiful color, however is completely scrumptious too. It wants no dressing up with fancy drizzles or sprinkles… It speaks temptingly for itself, promising you a mix of candy and tart flavours, set in opposition to textures that are crisp, crunchy, comfortable, dry, moist and melty in every chunk.

Tempted? Why not make it your self. There may be nonetheless some stunning pink rhubarb available and though discovering some British ones could also be extra of a problem, there are all the time strawberries within the outlets prepared and ready. This gluten free Rhubarb and Strawberry Crumble Slice could be the good dessert so that you can wave a fond farewell to the wonderful summer time that 2019 has proved to be, earlier than you pull out the winter coats and boots, change on the heating and snuggle up for Winter. Slather in custard, drizzle with cream or high with ice cream for a bit additional decadence.

Yield: 16 slices


Rhubarb & Strawberry Oat Crumble Slices (gluten free)

A deliciously fruity dessert crumble bar made with rhubarb, strawberry and blueberry. Good served with custard, ice cream or cream.


Shortbread Base

  • 220g gluten free flour mix (I used Gluten Free Alchemist mix A from this put up)
  • ½ teaspoon xanthan gum
  • pinch high-quality sea salt
  • 135g unsalted butter (chilly and cubed) or dairy free different
  • 100g golden caster sugar

Fruit Layer

  • Approx 400g contemporary rhubarb (minimize into chunks)
  • Approx 400g strawberries (hulled)
  • 2 to three tablespoons comfortable gentle brown sugar
  • handful of blueberries

Crumble High

  • 80g unsalted butter – chilly and cubed
  • 100g gluten free oat flour (simple to make your personal as on this put up)
  • 80g gluten free rolled oats
  • 70g comfortable gentle brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons roasted chopped nuts (optionally available)
  • (+ a couple of quarter of reserved base dough.)


Methods to cook dinner Rhubarb & Strawberry Oat Crumble Slices (gluten free)

Shortbread Base

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C/350 F/Gasoline Four and base-line an eight inch (20 cm) non-stick sq. tin (approx 5 cm/2 inch deep) with baking paper. Alternatively spray the bottom with non-stick baking launch spray.
  2. Weigh and blend in a big bowl the flour, salt and xanthan gum.
  3. Rub the butter into the flour till it resembles high-quality bread crumbs.
  4. Add and stir within the caster sugar. 
  5. Take away ¼ of the combination to a separate bowl and put aside (to be added to the crumble topping).
  6. Press the remaining combination along with the palms to mix and kind a unfastened dough.
  7. Tip the dough combination into the base-lined/greased tin and press utilizing the again of a spoon till even within the base of the tin and fairly agency.
  8. Bake the bottom within the pre-heated oven for about 20 minutes, then take away and put aside to chill whilst you make the fruit and crumble layers.

Fruit Layer

  1. Place your ready rhubarb and strawberries (NOT the blueberries) with the brown sugar right into a saucepan and gently warmth, stirring to convey to a simmer.
  2. Proceed to simmer, stirring continuously till the combination has decreased and thickened to an virtually jam consistency.
  3. Take away from the warmth and put aside to chill.

Oat Crumble High

  1. Place the oat flour and oats in a big bowl and blend collectively.
  2. Add the butter cubes and rub into the flour till the combination resembles coarse bread crumbs.
  3. Add the sugar, nuts (if utilizing) and reserved dough from the bottom combine and stir via.
  4. Squeeze along with your finger suggestions till you might have a slight clumpy texture.
  5. Put aside.

Placing all of it collectively

  1. Re-heat the oven to 180 C/350 F/Gasoline 4.
  2. Unfold the fruit ‘jam’ layer on high of the shortbread base.
  3. Sprinkle the blueberries on high, adopted by the oat crumble combine.
  4. It’s possible you’ll want to sprinkle a bit additional brown sugar (optionally available) on high earlier than putting the tin again within the oven. Bake for an additional 20 to 25 minutes till golden. 
  5. Take out of the oven and permit to chill fully within the tin, earlier than eradicating and slicing into parts.

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