Rhubarb, strawberry and pink peppercorn crumble with chamomile ice cream

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Serves 8


Chamomile ice cream
500 ml milk
200 ml cream
1 cup of chamomile tea leaves
6 egg yolks
175g sugar

Rhubarb and strawberry compote
500 g Rhubarb (diced)
60 g honey
2 tablespoons brown sugar
Juice and zest of 2 lemons
2 x 250g punnets strawberries (hulled, rinsed and cut in half)
250 g sugar
1 teaspoons sea salt
2 tablespoons pink peppercorns (crushed)

200 g butter
200 g soft brown sugar
200 g flour
200 g almond meal
1 cup rolled oats


Chamomile ice cream
Heat the cream, milk and chamomile in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer, remove from the heat and allow to steep for 1 hour. Strain and discard the chamomile leaves. Whisk the egg yolk and sugar together until pale and then pour over the chamomile infused milk and cream. Return to a saucepan and stir continuously over very low heat until the mixture reaches 87°C. Allow to cool and then churn it in an ice cream making machine according to your ice cream making machine’s specifications.

The crumble
In a stand up mixer, combine the butter and flour and mix on low speed until thoroughly combined. Add the sugar, almond meal and oats and continue to mix until combined. Set aside.

The rhubarb and strawberry compote
In a medium saucepan, combine the diced rhubarb, honey, sugar, zest and juice and cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes until the rhubarb is tender. Add sea salt and set aside. In a separate saucepan combine the hulled and halved strawberries and 250gm sugar and cook over medium heat stirring regularly for about 10 minutes. Combine the cooked rhubarb and strawberry together and add the sea salt.

Assemble and serve
Preheat your oven to 180°C. Pour the rhubarb and strawberry compote into 8 individual oven proof dishes or a large baking dish (about 30cm by 20cm) or whatever you have lying around really… a big Le Creuset frying pan will do the trick. Scatter the crushed pink peppercorns over the fruit and top with the crumble. Bake for about 20 minutes for a large dish or about 10 minutes for individual crumbles. Serve with a scoop of the chamomile ice cream.


Recipe by Sean McConnell.


Recipe – A collection of food and drink recipes with love from the Monster kitchen and bar.

Date 21 Apr, 2015
Place Monster
Category ↳ Food
Series ↳ Recipe
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