You may not have as much time for cooking those days, but if you want to impress your loved ones with an incredible recipe, that is fresh and healthy as well as very tasty you can choose to go for a strawberry rhubarb crisp. Not only that it is quite easy to make but it’s a favorite of so many, combining the sweet – sour taste of the filling with the appetizing crispiness of the crust.
Here’s what you have to do, pick the freshest of rhubarb, choose the clear and bright stalks, those are the more juicy and fresh ones and as well, if you have the opportunity, pick the strawberry by hand from the local market. Don’t necessarily go for the bigger ones; make sure they’re appropriate in size. Even though you’ll have to cut them into smaller pieces, those will be fresher and juicier as well, retaining a more concentrated taste as well.
The complete list of ingredients is the following:
For the crust:
- 2 ounces of flour
- 1 ½ c. sugar or brown sugar if you want darker dough.
- 1 ½ spoons of fresh lemon juice
- 1 c. butter without salt
- ½ of a small cup of water
For the filling:
- 2 ounces of rhubarb cut into medium sized cubes
- 1 ½ ounces of strawberries cut into cubes as well
- 1 1/3 ounces of sugar, again brown sugar for that tangier taste
- 2 small spoons of vanilla and 1/3 of a spoon with rum essence
The crust ingredients have to be mixed into a bowl until the dough is hard enough and does not stick easily to your fingers. You also have to grease the cooking pan before adding the dough. Make sure that all ingredients are mixed thoroughly and only add water if the dough is too stiff. Just make sure it has the right consistency and then put it into the oven.
Few considerations about making strawberry rhubarb crisp
The filling for the strawberry rhubarb crisp has to be mixed separately. Just add the fruits together and then the sugar. Using your hands mix them gently and then add the vanilla and rum essence. When the sugar has been mixed evenly with the fruit place them evenly over the crust and you are now ready to bake them.
The oven should be heated at about 350 degrees, and then you can place your pan for the cooking. Depending on the heat and the water in the fruits you may want to keep them inside for no longer than 30 to 40 minutes. When the strawberry rhubarb crisp is ready you will see the topping is crispy and more solid. Enjoy.
Final thought on strawberry rhubarb crisp
As you can see you can have the crisp read y in about 1 hour if you have the right ingredients. You can also add some nice whipped cream if you like it or just plain yogurt. Rest assured that everybody will desire another portion and your work will be greatly appreciated.Enjoy your delicious strawberry rhubarb crisp