Anne Lindsay's 'Lighthearted Everyday Cooking' has been one of my favourite cookbooks for years. I can't recall if I bought it or if my mother gave it to me after my dad had his heart attack and she had to change her cooking style. Either way, its been a great addition to my kitchen.
You can play with the choice of fruits in this dessert. I think it tasted even better the next day when I had it for breakfast. The tartness of the rhubarb had mingled better with the sweetness of the apples.
Rhubarb Apple Crisp
2/3 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
3 cups fresh or frozen (thawed) rhubarb, cut in 1/2 inch pieces
3 cups sliced apples
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup rolled oats
3 tablespoons whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons soft margarine or butter melted
Filling: In bowl, combine sugar, flour and lemon rind; mix well.
Add rhubarb and apple; stir to mix. Spoon into an 8 cup/2L baking dish.
Topping: In bowl, combine sugar, rolled oats, flour and cinnamon. Add melted margarine/butter and stir to mix; sprinkle over filling.
Bake in 375F over for 40 to 50 minutes, until filling is bubbly and topping is brown. Serve warm or at room temperature.
I found out something interesting this week. Oatmeal is being touted as a wonder food for all sorts of ailments. I had been eating it all last week for breakfast. My feet had been hurting and I was very concerned that I might be getting another gout attack. Reading on the Yahoo Gout group I belong to, I found that oats are bad for gout prone people. oh dart, will have to limit it to the occasional treat and not have it every morning. I stopped eating it and within a few days my feet were improving.
Do you like fruitcake? I have always loved it in all its wonderful variations. Karen over at 'Quilts ect...' has posted about her cake baking experience this week.
For an easy Rice and Lentil Dish, visit Darilyn over at 'Tropical Screamer' where its much warmer than the -10C we are experiencing today.
Finally, instead of cooking, Anya at 'Hills Creek Quilter' recommends the movie 'Julie and Julia'