Friday, 22 June 2012

Will Run For Rhubarb Berry Cherry Crumble

Crumble makes things better.  Especially when it's on top of rhubarb and cherries.  You might try some crumble after you've read a race waiver that reads:

The risk of injury and/or death from the activities involved in the Spartan Race and the Event is significant including, but not limited to the following: (i) drowning and cold water; (ii) near-drowning and cold water; (iii) sprains; (iv) strains; (v) fractures; (vi) heat and cold injuries; (vii) over-use syndrome; (viii) injuries involving vehicles and caused by electrocution; (ix) animal bites and/or stings; (x) contact with poisonous plants; (xi) accidents involving, but not limited to, paddling, climbing, biking, hiking, skiing, snow shoeing, travel by boat, truck, car, encountering electrocution , or other convenience;(xii) heart attack and (xiii) the potential for permanent paralysis and/or death. While particular rules, equipment, and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of death or serious injury does exist;

I'm thinking poison ivy? Snake bites? Heart attack caused by snake bites? All while being chomped by mosquitos?

I suspect that we'll make it out in one piece or at least most of us will.  Our team motto after all is every woman for herself.  

Rhubarb Berry Cherry Crumble

(serves 6)

Fruit Mixture

2 C diced rhubarb
4 C PC Organics Power Fruit Blend (or a mix of frozen cherries, blackberries and blueberries)
*1-2 T honey, maple syrup, or agave (optional)


3/4 C old fashioned oats
1/4 C ground almonds
2 T organic sugar
1 T ground flax
2 T coconut oil
1 tsp cinnamon 
1/2 tsp allspice 

Preheat oven to 350 F

In a 9 x 13 ceramic dish combine rhubarb, power fruit blend and sweetener if using.  In a small bowl combine oats, ground almonds, ground flax, cinnamon and allspice.  Using your hands or a pastry blender add coconut oil until crumbly (it's perfectly okay to taste test the crumble mixture).  Top fruit mixture with crumble.  Bake for 25-35 minutes.  Try not to eat the entire pan by yourself (or at least not all in one morning).

* I didn't add sweetener mostly because I forgot.  I thought the recipe was delicious but someone who is used to a more traditional crumble (like my granny) might appreciate a little maple syrup or honey.

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