Food Allergy Counseling

Food Allergy Counseling
Sloane Miller, MFA, MSW, LMSW, Psychotherapist; Specialist in Food Allergy Management, Speaking At Mylan Specialty / EpiPen Event (© Noel Malcolm 2013)

Friday, June 22, 2007

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

On Wednesday, my local greenmarket had the last of the fresh strawberries and fresh rhubarb. Today, whilst waiting for the cable guy and the exterminator, I thought I’d whip up a crumble with Gluten-free Pantry Crumble mix. It has sugar in it but I’m only going to have a little; I’ll most likely bring it to a publishing potluck dinner party on Saturday.

Here’s a picture of my mise en place mid-action:

UPDATE: Sigh. This is the worst crumble I've ever made; it's also the first GF crumble I've made. I made a last minute switcheroo from rhubarb to blueberries but I don't think that's the issue, although rhubarb acts as a thickener.

The crumble never crumbled-it's like sludge, sweet berry sludge.

And it's waaaaay too sweet; I'm so not used to sugar.

Perhaps the butter was too warm when I cut it into the rice flour mixture; perhaps the strawberries were too fresh, if that's possible, too watery. What to do with this sweet mistake? If I were eating ice cream this would be a great accompaniment but alas not for me right now. Hmmmm, gonna have to get creative with this.

What do you do with your cooking mistakes?


Heather said...

I throw my mistakes in the trash, especially the gluten-free ones. :)

Maybe there was too much liquid in the berries? Who knows?

Allergic Girl said...

so sad, the srawberries were SOOOO good. i just hate to discard it, it's expensive! but i may have to and start over.

ChupieandJ'smama said...

How about putting it over some plain soy yogurt? The blandness of the plain yogurt might cut some of the sweetness of crumble. I rarely throw out mistakes (and I have a lot). I always find another use :)

Allergic Girl said...

great idea i just dont do that much soy--how about if i air ship it to you? ;-)

ChupieandJ'smama said...

We'll take it! I love berries and anything sweet is welcome :) Rice yogurt? Haven't tried it, but recently seen it. Probably too much of a hassle, but maybe something to file away for a future faux pas.

Allergic Girl said...

rice yogurt, sigh. good idea but it must be soooo processed. nor have i seen it in stores.

oooh but it would be great with bird's custard.

you think fed ex has a "failed dessert" shipping container? ;-)