Rate this post

The summer season 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 lovely gluten free Rhubarb and Strawberry Crumble slices stands out as the final I could make with our backyard rhubarb earlier than it attracts again into hibernation for the winter months.

It can 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 adjustments 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 might 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 consequently, it’s merely not set as much as be something extra ‘industrial’.

While I’ve no intention of promoting my soul to the promoting trade, I at the very least wish to give myself an opportunity of transferring 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 can imply (primarily as a result of I’m one of many least techy folks I do know) placing all my consideration into getting my head across the adjustments wanted. I simply hope you’ll all nonetheless be right here once I come again!

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

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

Tempted? Why not make it your self. There’s nonetheless some lovely pink rhubarb available and though discovering some British ones could also be extra of a problem, there are at all times strawberries within the retailers prepared and ready. This gluten free Rhubarb and Strawberry Crumble Slice stands out as the excellent dessert so that you can wave a fond farewell to the wonderful summer season that 2019 has proved to be, earlier than you pull out the winter coats and boots, swap on the heating and snuggle up for Winter. Slather in custard, drizzle with cream or prime 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. Excellent 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 wonderful 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 delicate gentle brown sugar
  • handful of blueberries

Crumble Prime

  • 80g unsalted butter – chilly and cubed
  • 100g gluten free oat flour (straightforward to make your individual as on this put up)
  • 80g gluten free rolled oats
  • 70g delicate gentle brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons roasted chopped nuts (non-obligatory)
  • (+ a few quarter of reserved base dough.)


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

Shortbread Base

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C/350 F/Fuel 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 wonderful 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 fingers to mix and type 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 regularly till the combination has lowered and thickened to an virtually jam consistency.
  3. Take away from the warmth and put aside to chill.

Oat Crumble Prime

  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 ideas till you will have a slight clumpy texture.
  5. Put aside.

Placing all of it collectively

  1. Re-heat the oven to 180 C/350 F/Fuel 4.
  2. Unfold the fruit ‘jam’ layer on prime of the shortbread base.
  3. Sprinkle the blueberries on prime, adopted by the oat crumble combine.
  4. You could want to sprinkle a bit additional brown sugar (non-obligatory) on prime earlier than putting the tin again within the oven. Bake for an extra 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.

Gluten Free Alchemist © 2013-19

I’m sharing these fairly gluten free Rhubarb & Strawberry Crumble Slices with :

Cook dinner Weblog Share with On a regular basis Wholesome Recipes
Baking Crumbs with Jo’s Kitchen Larder and Apply To Face Weblog
What’s for Dinner #217 with The Lazy Gastronome

Gluten Free Alchemist © 2013-19 until in any other case indicated