Rhubarb Chutney & Rhubarb Crumble – How to deal with a Rhubarb-Glut!!!

Sticky Rhubarb chutney goodness…sultanas, dates, ginger and onion…perfect for cheese and crackers at Crimbo!



Anybody who knows me, knows that Christmas = ZoBird Hampers.  My Dad in particular is very hard to provide gifts for, bar novelty fishing t shirts and humorous mugs, so a hamper is the best opportunity for me to create tasty goodies, using up the glut of home-grown veg/fruit, whilst adding the extra loving touch of something home-made and tasty!  My Mum is also always asking for the next jam or chutney…she loves my home-made jam slavered over ice cream or crackers…as you can tell i’m in high demand!  Unfortunately the poor likes of my work-mates, get fobbed off with jars of tasty delights each year, whether they like it or not.  So here is an opportunity to start your Christmas shopping early.

Today has been rather eventful as last year I froze some blackberries that I’d picked with my bestie Ollie, whilst also bagging up the leftover garden apples and some cheap blueberries from the supermarket.  As a result these created a multi-fruit ominous jam!  Om nom!  On top of this the rhubarb in the garden was getting C-R-A-Z-Y!  Last year my fiancé Grant brought me a baby rhubarb…he was so cute in his little tub, one crown and petite…this year this happened:

It’s the size of ma HEED!!!

Time to top and tail…leaves are poisonous peeps!

And so the next 2 recipes were born, medley’s from other recipes and a usual ZoBord twist: Rhubarb Chutney & Rhubarb Crumble:

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Perfectly crumblicious!

A deliciously simple pudding to make when it’s cold outside and to be honest it’s not like we’re reaching warm temperatures these days!  This is super quick and can be served with ice cream or custard.  Give it a whirl and add your own twists.  This can be full of many flavour combos; seasonal fruit like blackberries, blackcurrants, rhubarb or gooseberries! Yummytastic!  Also replace the wholemeal flour to white if you’d prefer, and light brown to white sugar.  Just taste as you go, seen as the more bitter fruits will need extra sugar! (more…)