Gooseberry & Rhubarb Crumble

This post is a bit of a duplicate of a recipe I posted a while back – sorry! It’s just that a couple of people have been asking me recently what to do with gooseberries. Then I happened to pick up some myself and decided a crumble was a must. This one does in fact differ a little to the previous one, not only in terms of the gooseberries, but the crumble itself has a twist – I added some wholemeal flour to give it a little extra crunch.

400-500g gooseberries
15 rhubarb stalks
8 tablespoons sugar
4-5 tablespoons elderflower concentrate (optional)

For the crumble
165g butter, straight from the fridge
165g sugar
200g plain flour
70g wholemeal flour
pinch of salt

Heat the oven to 170° C

Wash and trim the gooseberries and rhubarb. Cut the rhubabrb into chunks. Place the fruit in a pie dish and pour in the elderflower concentrate, if using. Mix in the sugar. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.

Mix the crumble ingredients until you have a crumb-like consistency. Sprinkle the crumble mixture over the top of the fruit. The layer of crumble should not be too thick, otherwise the rhubarb won’t be able to bubble through and make it really yummy. Bake for 45-60 minutes or until the crumble topping is firm and golden. Serve warm with your favourite ice cream.

Just happened to get one of my girls in this shot :)


  1. Posted August 1, 2010 at 12:42 am | Permalink | Reply

    Loving your photos!

    All the best,

  2. Posted August 1, 2010 at 7:19 am | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks, Louise :)

  3. Emma M
    Posted August 3, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Permalink | Reply

    This one is tasty…I substituted more of the flour with oats, even more crunchy!

  4. Posted August 11, 2010 at 9:32 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Oh, I love gooseberries, but I think they’re som hard to find these days. When I was a child, many people had them in their garden.

    I have to compliment your pics, they’re so bright and inviting – it almost seems like the food will pop right out of my computer screen – unfortunately it doesn’t……

    My best,

    • Posted August 12, 2010 at 10:33 am | Permalink | Reply

      Hi Birthe,

      Thanks for the nice words and for visiting my blog.

      Good luck with the gooseberry hunting ;-)


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