I seem to be saying thank you with food quite a bit lately, but sometimes people do things that seem to inspire something more than just saying thanks.
This happens to me quite often, especially when it involves people caring for my kids. I am always overwhelmingly grateful when others are there to help my kids. In those situations, a simple ‘thanks so much’ just doesn’t seem enough… so I bake.
Sending an apple and rhubarb slice to school doesn’t seem enough either, but it’s something, and it makes me feel good, and hopefully it helps some wonderful teachers to know that they are appreciated.
Apple and Rhubarb Slice
This is an easy recipe that you can whip up in a few minutes. Apple and rhubarb slice is delicious eaten warm and crumbly straight from the tin, but if you want to cut it into nice looking slices let it cool completely first!
- 125 gm melted butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups self raising flour - or 2 cups plain flour and 4 tsp baking powder
- 1 large apples peeled and sliced thinly
- 3/4 cup of rhubarb sliced thinly
- Cinnamon sugar for sprinkling
Preheat your oven to 180 Celsius and line a rectangular slice tin.
Add the sugar, egg and vanilla to the melted butter and mix well.
Add the thinly sliced apples and rhubarb, setting a little aside to decorate the top of the slice.
Add the flour and mix well.
Press the mixture into a slice tin and decorate the top my pushing in the left over apple and rhubarb slices, then sprinkle with a little cinnamon sugar.
Bake in a moderate oven for 20-25 minutes or until the slice is firm to touch.
Let it cool completely before cutting into slices.
This is an easy recipe that you can whip up in a few minutes. It’s delicious eaten warm and crumbly straight from the tin, but if you want to cut it into nice looking slices let it cool completely first!
Read the comments or scroll down to add your own:
This looks lovely. I’ve never cooked with rhubarb before and am a bit apprehensive – any suggestions for a substitute?
Just add more apple and leave out the rhubarb so use 2 small apples sliced….throwing in a handful of dried cranberries with the apples is yum too!
what’s SR flour? Can you replace with a gluten-free alternative?
Oh sorry I should have been more specific… SR flour is self raising flour – in Australia we have flour that already has the rising agents mixed in.
You could definitely replace the flour with a gluten free alternative you’d just have to add 4 tsp of baking powder or 2 tsp of cream of tar tar and 2 tsp of cream of tar tar and 1 tsp of bicarb soda to the 2 cups of flour. I am not sure if the lack of gluten would affect the slice in other ways though.
Thanks for all of the great recipe ideas and fun activities!!
Mary Beth says
Sorry, didn’t care for this recipe, although it sure looks good in your photo!
I think it should be 4t baking powder and NOT baking soda.
Oh yes! Thank you so much for catching that error!