Thursday 1 August 2013

Rhubarb and Granola Crumble

Rhubarb and Granola Crumble
After our traditional Sunday roast we also like a pudding to follow it. Living in Britain the seasons only usually make an impact on what kind of fruit goes in it. Recently though the weather has been such that only strawberries and ice cream will do. However, this Sunday normal service resumed and we had a need for something cooked. The last crop of rhubarb has been growing nicely in the garden and I decided it was time to sacrifice the last sticks for our crumble. I normally use porridge oats for my crumble topping but since Jordans Cereals had sent me a selection of their cereals I decided to try them instead. In short it works, everyone enjoyed it, yum yum.

I was sent three Jordans Cereals to try – Fruit & Nut Muesli, Country Crisp Honey & Nut, Super Fruity Granola. 

Between the three of us (son just ate everything that was put in his bowl) we had three different favourites. Husband liked them all but rated the Honey & Nut the best “crispy, tasty – definitely honey”. Daughter liked the freeze dried raspberries, redcurrants and pomegranates in the Super Fruity Granola but has taken to mixing the Honey & Nut and Granola together each morning. Supplies are now running low.

I on the other hand liked the Muesli the best. Being a bit of a cereal eating freak I always have it without milk (you may as well have papier mâché for breakfast). Quite a few mueslis I have tasted do have the element of 'dust' to them. Thanks to the high amount of dried fruit in this mix this isn't the case. Also it has a good variety of fruit and the pineapple and papaya are nice additions. On reading the side panel I noticed Jordans say they don't add salt to any of their cereals which I found very pleasing to find out in my rôle as head of the Salt Police at JibberJabber Towers.

Equipment: Oven proof dish – my dish measures 16cm x 23cm, foil or greaseproof paper


10oz (285g – about 5-6 sticks) Rhubarb, cut into small pieces
1 tbsp (15ml) Demerara sugar
7oz (190g) Jordans Granola
1oz (28g) Unsalted butter


1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/Gas mark 4.
2. Arrange the chopped rhubarb in a single layer in the dish.
3. Sprinkle the sugar over the top of the rhubarb.

4. Spread the granola over the rhubarb and sugar.
5. Cut the butter into small pieces and put onto of the granola.

6. Cook for 5 minutes and then put the foil or greaseproof paper on top. Cook for another 10 minutes.

Jordans Cereals sent me some of their cereals to review. No payment was made and the opinions are my own and the crack squad at JibberJabber Towers.

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