I would be telling a lie if I said that desserts are healthy but I suppose some are healthier than others right? Well my Dad gifted me some rhubarb from the invasion of rhubarb plants slowly taking over his garden and I thought I’d make some crumble with it. Rhubarb is a pretty easy plant to grow with little cultivation needed once it takes over. My Dad ignores the plant for most of the year and it still manages to produce a heap of rhubarb in the summer. Most of the time it is left to die and nothing is picked but this time, we’re going to do something with it 😀 It’s also pretty healthy with a soursweet taste that is really nice and it’s good for you, providing you don’t go overboard and drown it with sugar.
I think it’s safe to say that rhubarb crumble is good on the waistline as I had to hulk over 12lbs worth of plain flour, caster sugar, demarera sugar, icing sugar, self raising flour and god knows what else back from asda. I didn’t need everything but I wanted to make cupcakes too so I got a few extras. Hauling them was difficult so my boyfriend (Daniel) and I had to share the weight. This seems like a little bit of a workout to me!
Note: Cupcakes are not a waist’s best friend. However a small treat now and again can be quite motivational. Just because I made lots of cupcakes, doesn’t mean I have to eat them all. However that can be difficult for some people. If that’s the case, only make one for yourself and save the rest for other people. Let them know you have saved some for them so you have to give them something and can’t nom them yourself xD
So we made a large amount of cupcakes since we bought six eggs and my stupid fridge is being stupid (so we can’t store the eggs and had to use them all up). Pretty dangerous however, adding buttercream icing to the top >.<
The one on the left has blue food colouring in it. xD
The rhubarb crumble was a success that everyone seemed to like too. There may be slightly too much sugar in it though but it was a nice end to a good low calorie day. Shame the cakes at the end (me and Daniel nearly halfed the rhubarb crumble and had two cupcakes each) overdid it. Still tomorrow is another day and there is no chance I’m eating anything else tonight. 🙂
The recipes that follow are what I used:
Hope these are of some use and please don’t overdo it 😉 Too much sugar is bad for you.
However I’ll be back to my healthy self tomorrow I hopes.