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Crunchy Rhubarb Crumble

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“Taken from 'Baking and Desserts' cook book - Tasty Tip; To make homemade custard, pour 600 ml of milk with a few drops of vanilla essence into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Meanwhile, whisk 5 egg yolks and 3 tablespoons of caster sugar together in a mixing bowl until thick and pale in colour. Add the milk, stir and strain into a heavy-based saucepan. Cook the custard on a low heat, stirring constantly until the consistency of double cream. Pour over the rhubarb crumble and serve.”

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  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Place the flour in a large bowl and cut the butter into cubes. Add to the flour and rub in with the fingertrips until the mixure looks like fine breadcrumbs, or blend for a few seconds in a food processor.
  2. Stir in the rolled oats, demerara sugar, sesame seeds and cinnamon. Mix well and reserve.
  3. Prepare the rhubarb by removing the thick ends of the stalks and cut diagonally into 2.5 cm chunks. Wash thoroughly and pat dry with a clean tea towel. Place the rhubarb in a 1.1 litre pie dish.
  4. Sprinkle the caster sugar over the rhubarb and top with the reserved crumble mixture. Level the top of the crumble so that all the fruit is well covered and press down firmly. If liked, sprinkle the top with a little extra caster sugar.
  5. Place on a baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven to 40-50 minutes, or until the fruit is soft and the topping is golden brown. Sprinkle the pudding with some more ca.
  6. ster sugar and serve hot with custard or cream.

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