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?