Posts Tagged ‘rhubarb’

Rhubarb crumble

April 11, 2014



When I found a bag of rhubarb in my freezer I felt like making that amazing buckle from two summer ago. There’s just something about rhubarb that makes me feel like spring. The weather’s been really nice here lately as well, warm and sunny. So I’m sure that had something to do with it as well. The crumble turned out really great. I swapped the cake recipe from the original post for a simple pound cake one. I made a little less – cause my family wasn’t up for eating a whole buckle. Instead I used my favorite round cake dish. It turned out really lovely and super yummy. Great for a cold night with some tea.



Rhubarb and blackberry crumble soufflé

August 30, 2013



I watch a lot of reality TV. My family and friends like to call it trash TV and okay, some of it is quite trashy. I’m a sucker for Bridezillas and Geordie Shore (the trashiest I can think of, right now) but I also really like the more sophisticated things. Cooking reality shows are really addictive to me. I like cooking shows where chefs like Nigel Slater, Heston Blumenthal or Jamie Oliver show us what they’ve got – but I also really like the Gordon Ramsay shows like Kitchen Nightmares. Yeah. Don’t even look at me like that, we all have our guilty pleasures – except I don’t feel guilty about watching these shows at all.

A good and sophisticated reality cooking show I love is Masterchef. The Australian version, that is. While I like the concept of the British show, and think the whole format is entertaining, I’m more into the American and Australian formats. Except that the Australian version, to me, is a gazillion times better. None of those dramatic, fast paced close ups and personal petty problems between the contestants that the American version brings. Plus there’s an episode every day, and people get eliminated a lot slower. Plus, those judges. What can I say? I love those guys.

Anyway – this was not meant to be some sort of essay on Why Aline Loves Reality TV, nor was it some sort of ad campaign for Masterchef Australia (though I think you should all be watching it!) But instead this is a post about a rhubarb and blackberry crumble soufflé. And, the reason for that introduction, it’s recipe that I saw on Masterchef Australia. Gary Mehigan made this during a Masterclass and it looked so amazing that I had to try it myself.


Buns with rhubarb and apple

May 30, 2013


I’ve been whining to people about the sad lack of rhubarb in my life for weeks. Months even. All over the internet I saw baking blogs post their favorite rhubarb recipes, and there I was. Stuck in a country where the weather’s been too bad to produce an early rhubarb harvest. Until last week, where I finally got my first batch of rhubarb. My whining’s sorta kinda come back in my face though, because now I have more rhubarb than I know what to do with. It’s fine though. I made these lovely soft buns with rhubarb and apple, and a rhubarb upside-down cake that was to die for. I’ll need to bake some more this weekend – get rid of my stash.

So you’ve been warned for future rhubarb posts! (I got the idea for these buns here – the blog is in Polish but the pictures are lovely!)



May 31, 2012

May is the start of the rhubarb season, and these last couple of weeks my house has been constantly overflowing with it. We bought our first rhubarb stalks at the farmer’s market in Brussels a couple of weeks ago. I knew I wanted to bake something rhubarb-y, but I wasn’t sure what yet. After having decided on cupcakes (two different kinds – because I couldn’t decide which recipe to try) we found ourselves with even more rhubarb after a friend of the family dropped some off at our place. No problem, I said to myself, I’ll try out an Italian rhubarb soda syrup with these new ones. Then my friend Greet got me even more rhubarb, and I made a rhubarb buckle that was wildly popular around the house. The last of the rhubarb (another 2 kg!) was used to make jam.