Rhubarb Cream Brulee

rhubarb

I was lucky enough to be given a heap of rhubarb this week, I chopped it all into about 1 cm dice and stewed it and froze it in about 500 gram portions ready to defrost to make a quick pie, brulee or crumble when I need one.

I mixed about 300 grams with 4 stewed pears to make a pear and rhubarb crumble, using the apple crumble recipe from my book, The Real Food for kids cookbook.

IMG_5388 Then today we made this rhubarb cream brulee, this was a very popular dish at my restaurant The Mussel Boys a few years back. My blow torch blew up in my hand when I tried to caramelize the top so this is s a bit pale but still very tasty.

Rhubarb Crème brulee

Serves 6

200 grams rhubarb
40 grams sugar (optional as the custard is also sweet)

1 cup cream
1 cup milk
1/3 cup sugar
vanilla bean split
3 eggs

Turn oven on to 150C

Stew the rhubarb by cutting into about 1cm pieces add a few tablespoons of water and the sugar in a small pot and simmer until soft.

Put the milk and cream in a heavy based pot, split the vanilla bean and scrap into the milk and cream and bring to a gentle simmer. Remove from heat

Beat the eggs and the sugar in a large bowl until creamy and beat in the hot milk and cream. Beat well.

Put the rhubarb at the base of the brulee mould you want to use, 6 small or one large, and pour the cream and milk mix on top.

Put the moulds into a water bath in a roasting tray the water should come at least2/3 of the way up the sides of the moulds bake for about 30 minutes at 150 C or until set and cooked.

Cool. Sprinkle with sugar and caramelize the sugar with a blow torch and serve

 

rhubarb brulee for blog (1 of 1)

Like this recipe? Find more in my first cookbook The Real Food for Kids Cookbook. When you cook this please let me know how you go with it and share it with your friends!

Sesame and oregano lavosh crackers

These tasty little bickies are a very fun cooking project for kids. Kids love rolling out the dough and cutting it into shapes to bake, will keep them engaged for hours… well at least 10 minutes. I will try them soon with bacon, different cheese, herbs and spices. They are great for kids lunch boxes and snacks. Also great for adults to serve with your favourite cheeses and dips and super easy.
2/3 cup wholemeal flour
2/3 cup plain flour
4 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon sesame oil
½ cup warm water
Topping for baking: Olive oil and sea salt
Turn oven on to 170 C.
Mix all ingredients in the Thermomix knead for 2 minutes or mix in the blender or mixer until it is a smooth dough. Rest for 10 minutes and roll out to 3-4 ml, you can do this through the pasta maker and cut into shapes, brush with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt, and bake until golden brown and cooked through.

Lavosh crackers
Lavosh crackers

Stephs Lavosh crackers

Have fun making them with your kids!

Like this recipe? Find more in my first cookbook The Real Food for Kids Cookbook. When you cook this please let me know how you go with it and share it with your friends!