10 December, 2010

An Apple and Rhubarb Crumble

Okay, I've got a secret to tell you. Something I haven't told you about my self.

Oooh this sounds really spooky, creepy and exciting, doesn't it!? Like I'm secretly a CIA Agent or a spy. But, sorry to crush your hopes, I'm no Jackie Chan.

I have chronic fatigue. Good enough, you're thinking. How the hell is that a 'secret'? I'll tell you.
It's actually very complicated, I am seriously tired all the time, but thats not what buggers me the most (and let me tell you, I HATE being tired).


I am very limited to what I can eat. Let me elaborate. I'm not limited. I'm verrrrrrry limited.
- I can't eat too much sugar. There goes all those desserts
- I can't eat cheese
- I cant eat meat (well, I already couldn't eat meat, because I'm vegetarian)
- I can't have ANY fruit
- I can only eat some vegetables
- And, let me just say.. when I say no exesscive sugar, I mean.. Ice-cream, Cakes, Puddings, Even Chocolate!

Kill me now.
So I've been lying to you guys because.. whenever I write 'That cheesecake post below is so creamy!'. I literally have no idea what it even tastes like. Literally. No. Idea.
I only write that stuff from feedback from friends and family. I actually have never eaten a single peice of food from this blog.

Depressing I know, do I want to eat it? HECK YES. Those crunchy Anzac biscuits reaaally hit the spot. I am seeing every doctor possible that I can, to help me eat normal food again. And when I say normal, I don't mean cheese, or salads with fancy vinigarettes.. I mean donuts, Pancakes, Cheesecakes, Puddings, Mud Pies.

Sorry I totally loaded all that rant on to you. You must be feeling my pain, and feeling sypathetic for me. Don't.
You need to indulge In a Crumble.

   Apple and Rhubarb Crumble

- 1 bunch (425g) rhubarb, cut into 2cm pieces
- 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
- 2 tablespoons caster sugar
- finely grated rind and juice of 1 orange
- 3/4 cup self-raising flour, sifted
- 3/4 cup Healtheries Berry & Apple Bircher Muesli
- 100g butter, chilled, cubed
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup roasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped

Method
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Put rhubarb, apple, sugar, orange rind and juice into a rectangular ovenproof dish (26cm x 16cm). Stir until well-combined.
  2. Combine flour and muesli in a large bowl. Add butter. Using your fingertips, rub butter into flour and muesli mixture. Stir in sugar and hazelnuts. Sprinkle over rhubarb and apple mixture.
  3. Bake for 45 minutes or until crumble is golden brown. Serve immediately.

1 comment:

vickdn said...

That sucks! I can't imagine missing all of those things in my life! At least you are kind enough to make it for others even though you can't eat it. What self-control you have!