The perfect taste for anyone holding onto summer, enjoy the balance of sweet strawberries and sharp rhubarb in this deliciously warming yet light crumble.
Crumbles are our favourite British dessert and we love playing around with new and traditional combinations that reflect the seasons. For summer, a strawberry and rhubarb combination is simply perfect. We find rhubarb crumbles a little too bitter, so the addition of freshly picked, ripe red strawberries is an obvious choice. Try this delicious vegan crumble now.
About the Ingredients
When it comes to choosing ingredients for our Strawberry and Rhubarb Crumble, we like to choose the items with the lowest carbon footprint and the least packaging waste.
Strawberries & Rhubarb
Freshly grown strawberries and rhubarb are the best option for this desert, not only because it tastes better this way, but because they can be picked from the garden package-free. If you don’t have the space to grow these fruits, speak to someone with a local allotment or garden who has excess fruit growing in the summer and see if they would be willing to let you have some.
Failing that, the next best option, especially with strawberries, is to visit a pick-your-own farm. Take a reusable containers to weigh before you start picking, instead of accepting single-plastic ones, and make a day of it!
Remember to freeze fresh strawberries and rhubarb at the end of summer so that you still have local, packaging-free products to use in your Strawberry & Rhubarb Crumble during the winter months. If you want to be really organised, chop the fruits up and portion them together in the freeze to make defrosting and using them easier.
Vegan Cream or Custard
Going vegan doesn’t mean you have to give up cream or custard – these still pair beautifully with a homemade crumble when they are dairy free. We love vegan products that come in recyclable cardboard packaging, like Alpro Soya Single Cream. It’s the best compliment to your summer crumble on warm, sunny days.
If you are enjoying your Strawberry & Rhubarb Crumble in the winter months, definitely pick a delicious and ‘creamy’ vegan custard like Alpro Soya Custard, heated up with an extra sprinkle of cinnamon to serve.