Stewed Rhubarb with Marscapone + Salted Granola
SERVES 4 – 6
FOR THE GRANOLA:
- 75g unsalted butter
- 60ml maple syrup
- 150g oats
- 25g sesame seeds
- 50g flaked almonds
- ¼ teaspoon Pure Sea Salt, or to taste
FOR THE RHUBARB:
- 6 sticks (about 500g) rhubarb
- 1 orange, zested and juiced
- 2 bay leaves
- 100-150g golden caster sugar, depending on your tartness threshold
FOR THE MARSCAPONE:
- 200g pack of mascarpone
- 75g golden caster sugar
One of those desserts that makes it look (and taste) like you’ve done far more than you actually have. The v salted granola adds moreish texture to delicious British rhubarb.
Preheat the oven to 180C. Make the granola first by melting the butter and maple together in a saucepan. When it’s liquid, toss through the oats in a roasting tray and place in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove the oats from the oven and add the sesame seeds, almonds and Pure Sea Salt. Place back in the oven for 10 minutes until the nuts and seeds are golden and the tray smells biscuit.
Next, trim the rhubarb into 2cm pieces and place in a saucepan with the orange, bay and sugar. Leave the lid off and stew over a low heat for 25 minutes, while you get on with the mascarpone. When it’s done, it will be almost collapsing, but with some pieces still in tact but completely soft.
Whip the mascarpone together with the caster sugar.
When ready to eat, you can either layer the dessert, starting with the rhubarb, then the marscapone and finishing with the crumble, or serve on pretty plates like we did.
Recipe: Anna Shepherd
Image: Jess Lea-Wilson