Rhubarb Crumble

We've reworked the classic rhubarb crumble to make it into a more sophisticated dessert.


Serves 2

300g rhubarb
50g sugar
2 star anise
vanilla, to taste
few knobs of butter
powdered sugar

200g flour
125g butter
110g demarara sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat an oven to 200C. Wash the rhubarb and cut diagonally into 2 cm pieces.

Place on a roasting tray with the sugar, vanilla, star anise and butter. Roast for about 10-15 minutes until tender but not breaking up. Set aside to cool.

To make the crumble, place the flour, sugar and salt in a bowl. Rub in the butter with your fingers until it resembles breadcrumbs. Line a baking tray with baking paper and sprinkle some of the crumble mixture in a ring mould to form discs. Repeat until the tray is full.

Bake them in the oven for about 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool.

To assemble, spoon some of the roasted rhubarb on to a serving dish. Top with the crumble disc, dust with icing sugar and serve.


voor 2 personen

300g rabarber
50g suiker
2 steranijs
vanille, naar smaak
paar klontjes boter
powdered sugar

200g bloem
125g boter
110g rietsuiker
1/4 theelepel zout

Verwarm een oven op 200C. Spoel de rabarber af en snijd schuin in 2 cm stukjes.

Doe de rabarber een ovenschaal met de suiker, vanille, steranijs en boter. Rooster ongeveer 10-15 minutes totdat de rabarber zacht is maat niet uit elkaar valt. Zet opzij om af te koelen.

Maak de crumble; doe de bloem, suiker en zout in een kom. Wrijf de boter met je vingers erdoorheen totdat de mengsel als broodkruim eruit ziet. Bedek een ovenschaal met bakpapier en maak rondjes van de crumble mengsel met een ronde uitsteker. Herhaal totdat de schaal vol is.

Bak in de oven ongeveer 10-12 minuten of tot goudbruin. Laat afkoelen.

Om de crumble in elkaar te zetten, lepel de geroosterde rabarber op een bord. Let een rondje van de crumble erbovenop. Bestrooi met poedersuiker en serveer.


Walnut Cake with Spiced Caramel Sauce

220 g butter, at room temperature
240 g caster sugar
4 eggs
160 g fine semolina
2 teaspoons baking powder
300 g walnuts

300g caster sugar
300 ml cream
1 star anise
½ cinnamon stick
25g butter


Preheat the oven to 180C. Place the walnuts on a baking tray and toast them lightly in the oven, about 8-10 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool. Reduce the oven temperature to 160C. Grease a 24 cm round springform tin or small fluted tins, of your choice.

Place the butter and sugar in a bowl of a mixer and beat until light and fluffy. Beat the eggs in, one at a time, until well combined.

Place the walnuts in a food processor and blend until finely ground.

Stir the baking powder through the semolina and fold through the egg and butter mixture, followed by the ground walnuts.

Spoon the batter into the greased cake tins and bake in the oven for about 35 minutes (large cake) or about 20 minutes (for the small cakes). Remove from the oven, cool in the tin for about 5 minutes before turing out onto a wire rack to cool completely before covering with the caramel.

For the spiced caramel sauce, heat the sugar in a pan until it turns golden-brown. Pour the cream in carefully and bring to the boil, stirring well. Add the star anise, cinnamon and butter. Cook for 2-3 minutes until thickened and smooth.

Strain through a fine sieve, cool completely and pour over the cake before serving.

We, the Amsterdam Flavours chefs, hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. If you have any questions on how to prepare it or just want to send us your feedback, you can reach us here Contact Amsterdam Flavours