Drunken Crumble




Rhubarb crumble is popular own its own but with a "wee Dram" added,  it has extra zest!  You can use apples instead of rhubarb if you wish.


Ingredients (makes enough for 4):
Filling:
1 pounds raw rhubarb
3 fluid ounces of whisky (equals 6 tablespoons or less than half of a US cup)
Grated lemon and orange rind to taste
4 ounces demerara sugar (one cup of light brown sugar)
Teaspoon of mixed spices (Allspice)


Topping:
6 ounces plain flower (two cups)
3 ounces butter (half stick)
3 ounces caster sugar (scant half cup granulated sugar)
Grated rind of one lemon
One teaspoon ground coriander
One teaspoon mixed spice (Allspice)


Method:
Clean and chop the rhubarb into pieces and put in a 2-pint pie dish. Add the other ingredients for the filling and stir well.

Sift the flour into a large mixing bowl and rub in the butter - the mixture will eventually look like small breadcrumbs.  Add the sugar, grated lemon rind, coriander and spices and mix well.

Sprinkle the topping over the rhubarb.   Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6 for thirty minutes by which time it should be golden brown.  Serve hot with custard - or ice cream.







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