- 100g butter, room temperature
Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…
- 100g golden caster sugar
- 100g mixed nuts, such as walnuts, brazil nuts, almonds and hazelnuts, roughly chopped (you can buy these as a mixed pack)
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 250g dark muscovado sugar
- 1 large egg
The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…
- 225g plain flour
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, is an alkali which is used to raise soda breads and full-…
- 2 x 142ml cartons soured cream
- 300g rhubarb, cut into 1cm pieces
Botanically, rhubarb is a vegetable (it's related to sorrel and dock) but its thick, fleshy…
Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4/fan 160C. If baking to cut into squares, line a 33 x 23 x 5cm baking tin with non-stick baking parchment. If serving as a pudding simply grease a similar-sized ovenproof dish with a little butter.
Melt about 15g/1⁄2oz of the butter and stir into the caster sugar, nuts and cinnamon in a bowl. Set aside.
Cream together the rest of the butter with the muscovado sugar and egg. When smooth and creamy, stir in the flour, bicarbonate of soda, 1⁄2 tsp salt and the soured cream. Lastly, stir in the rhubarb.
Pour the rhubarb mixture into the prepared tin and sprinkle with the sugar and nut topping. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Serve immediately as a pudding, or leave to cool and cut into squares. Keeps for 4-5 days in an airtight tin.