Quick & Easy

Apple and rhubarb streusel slice

The German term for "sprinkle", a streusel is great to have with tea or coffee mid-morning on a chilly weekend, and this one's rhubarb and apple filling gives it a wonderfully homely flavour.
apple and rhubarb streusel slice




1.To make streusel, blend or process flours, sugar and cinnamon until combined. Add butter; process until ingredients just come together. Enclose in plastic wrap; freeze streusel about 1 hour or until firm.
2.Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 20cm x 30cm lamington pan with baking paper, extending paper 3cm over long sides of pan.
3.Beat butter, sugar and yolk in small bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Stir in combined sifted flours and custard powder. Using hand, press mixture into prepared pan. Bake, uncovered, about 20 minutes or until base is browned lightly. Cool slice for 15 minutes. Increase oven to 190°C.
4.Meanwhile, cook rhubarb, apple, honey and rind in medium saucepan, stirring occasionally, about 6 minutes or until apples are just tender; cool 15 minutes.
5.Spread fruit over slice base; coarsely grate streusel over fruit. Bake, uncovered, about 15 minutes. Cool in pan before cutting.

The streusel mixture can be frozen for up to 1 week. The fruit mixture can be cooked and stored, covered, in the refrigerator overnight.


Related stories