Strawbree-Rhubarb Oat Crisp

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Yes, Strawberry and Rhubarb is a hack combination to some of you.  Whoopdy goddamn doo.  I've never actually eaten it before and now I understand why it's so often eaten; it's fuckin' good.  

It's the third day of Spring and if you live in the Northeast, you know what a shit Winter it's been, so when I saw decent, seasonal Strawberries and Rhubarb in the store, I bought them, then made this.

Make this, now.  Make it and eat it.  

 

Baked Strawberry-Rhubarb Oat Crisp

 

Ingredients:

·        ½ C + ¼ C Old-Fashioned Oats

·        Pinch Salt

·        ⅛ t Cardamom, ground

·        ⅛ t Clove, ground

                        Rhubarb Ichiban!

                        Rhubarb Ichiban!

·        ¼ t Cinnamon, ground

·        1 T Pistachios Or Other Nut, chopped

·        1 T Dried Fruit

·        3-4 T Milk (Plant or Animal based)

·        1-2 Mint Leaves, chiffonade  (optional)

·        1 C Strawberries, quartered

·        1 C Rhubarb Stalks, cut into 1 inch pieces

·        ½ Lemon Juiced

·        1 T Honey

·        1 T Rum (omit and replace with water, if you must)

 

Method:

·        Set oven to “Bake” and preheat to 375◦F.

·        In a small saucepan, heat Strawberries, Rhubarb, Rum, Honey and Lemon Juice.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about twenty minutes, until the fruit has softened and the liquid turns partially syrupy. 

·        Remove from heat, stir in Mint Leaves, cover and set aside.

              Droppin' 'bows on pistachios!

              Droppin' 'bows on pistachios!

·        In a coffee grinder, grind ¼ C of the Oats and mix that together with the rest of the Oats, Spices, Nuts and Dried Fruit.  Then, 1 T at a time, stir in the milk, until it all just comes together. 

·        Into a greased ramekin, pour the Strawberry-Rhubarb mixture.  Then, carefully top that with the oat mixture. 

·        Place ramekin into oven and bake for 10-15 minutes.  Check after Ten minutes.  When it’s done, the oats should be slightly browned and the fruit mixture should be bubbling along the rim of the dish.

·        Remove from oven and let cool for ten minutes. 

 

Other Ideas:

      Mix a little honey, almond butter or coconut butter with a splash of milk and a few Tablespoons of yogurt. Then top the crisp with that!  BANGIN’

        Also, top it with sliced strawberries.

        Just before transferring to ramekin, stir a little bit of chopped, fresh mint.  SUPERB!