Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Raymond Blanc's strawberry & rhubarb crumble

Untitled-4.jpg
Untitled-5.jpg
Untitled-2.jpg
Untitled-1.jpg
Untitled-3.jpg

A few weeks ago, Stylist was lucky enough to visit chef extraordinaire Raymond Blanc at his culinary home of Le Manoir in Oxfordshire, as part of our food month celebrations.

There he shared with us his recipe for strawberry and rhubarb crumble, a delicious seasonal recipe made using the best of British and French ingredients - with French Gariguette strawberries and English rhubarb so fresh, it was grown literally yards from the kitchen in Le Manoir's legendary gardens.

In our exclusive video, Raymond Blanc gives his own subtle twist to this traditional British recipe, highlighting the importance of fresh, local ingredients and the perfect alchemy of both nations' cuisine.

See how to cook up this simple and mouth-watering dessert for yourself following his instructions in Stylist's cook-along and recipe, below:

Camera and video editing: Claire Morgan Jones

Recipe: Raymond Blanc's strawberry and rhubarb crumble

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 8mins

Ingredients

Ingredients for the crumble:

  • 100g flour, plain
  • 50g brown sugar
  • 50g unsalted butter

Ingredients for the strawberries:

  • 25g unsalted butter
  • 25g caster sugar
  • 480g Gariguette strawberries, cut in half
  • 20ml Kirsch (optional)
  • 5ml lemon juice

Ingredients for the rhubarb:

** Marinated for one hour **

  • 300g rhubarb, washed and cut into 2cm batons
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 5g lemon juice

Method:

To make the crumble:

Pre heat your oven to 170°C

In a large bowl, mix together the flour and sugar.

With your fingertips rub the softened butter into the mixture until the crumble mixture forms a light breadcrumb texture (1) place evenly on a metal oven tray and bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.

Cooking the rhubarb:

In a medium saucepan bring the rhubarb and its juices to a simmer for 3-5 minutes. Drain through a sieve into a small saucepan and reserve the rhubarb on a tray.

To cook the strawberries:

On a medium heat, in a medium stainless steel saucepan, melt the sugar and cook for 2-3 minutes until the sugar turns to a light caramel add the butter to stop the cooking. Stir in the strawberries, lemon juice and kirsch.

Cook for 30 seconds just until the first bubble breaks the surface and remove from the heat.

Place the hot strawberries into your gratin dishes along with the rhubarb and spoon over the toasted crumble mix.

Reheat in the oven or under a medium grill if needed.

Serve to your guests with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream or crème fraiche.

Chef’s notes:

Do not over work the crumble mixture or the gluten in the flour will be activated causing the topping to become heavy!

Variations:

A great variety of different fruits such as apples, pears, apricots, plums etc… may be used for this crumble depending on the season and your personal preference. The cooking time of the fruit will vary though.

Are you a fan of Raymond Blanc's crumble? Let us know your thoughts @StylistMagazine on Twitter or in the comments section

Related

all_drinks.jpg

Cheese and beer: a match made in heaven?

hero.jpg

Top 20 food heroines

food hall.jpg

My favourite ingredient...

Comments

Latest...

Five reasons why drinking gin can actually be good for you

Thought you loved gin? Prepare to renew your vows by Amy Lewis

31 Aug 2016

The best London restaurants for late-night dining

Make the most of the night tube with 24-hour restaurants and post-theatre deals by Amy Swales

26 Aug 2016

Gin cocktail recipes inspired by Great British Bake Off

All the joys of home baking in liquid form by Amy Swales

26 Aug 2016

Ten of the best rosé wines for the bank holiday weekend

When a heatwave hits, you know what to do by Victoria Gray

25 Aug 2016

Batch cocktail recipes to toast the Bank Holiday with

Get creative with these classic concoctions by Jenny Tregoning

25 Aug 2016

Why leftovers are blazing a trail to a new foodie trend

From recyclable relishes to cast-off cocktails and beyond by Victoria Gray

23 Aug 2016

Vegans are like a “sect” and should “all be killed,” says top TV chef

“It’s true, and I mean vegans, not vegetarians." by Harriet Hall

22 Aug 2016

Symmetry breakfasts: favourites from the hit Instagram account

The precisely arranged snaps have struck a chord with foodies worldwide by Harriet Hall

09 Aug 2016

Recipes and tips to help you prepare for a healthy week

Batch cooking, pre-mixing by Sejal Kapadia Pocha

04 Aug 2016

Sun day roast: give your classic roast dinner a summery twist

With the help of chef Angela Hartnet by Helen Bownass

01 Aug 2016