A little while ago I was contacted by the folks from The Handpicked Collection, and they asked me if I would like to road test their Rocking Glasses. Would I?!!? Of course I jumped at the chance, if there is one thing I love almost as much as baking (aside from chocolate of course!) its all the lovely kitchen goodies that go along with it.
These rocking glasses were crying out to be used in a layered dessert. I really wanted to make one of the luscious chocolate mousse recipes I have spied on blogs recently, like this one from Katie at Apple and Spice or this little beauty from Johanna at Green Gourmet Giraffe. Instead, I opted to make Hubby's fave, Crunchy Rhubarb Oat Crumble. The deciding factor for this was mostly the five packs of rhubarb that were sitting on the kitchen bench.
|'Naked Crumble' (cooked but without custard)|
To make the individual portions I simple divided the rhubarb and crumble topping evenly among the 4 glasses which I sat in a small tin to help keep them upright, my oven wouldn't thank me for wobbly bottoms over spills! I couldn't quite manage to squish all the crumble topping on so the rest of it is now sitting in the freezer awaiting the next crumble venture.
We both seemed to prefer the crumble cooked in individual portions, the crumble topping was more crumbly and the fruit cooked down to a very scrummy compote. As for why I now call this '1/2 pound Rhubarb Crumble' ... well, they tasted so good that I had to have my fair share, along with the custard, and managed to put on half a pound this week ;0(
Big thanks to The Handpicked Collection for sending me the glasses (but not the weight gain!) and please take some time this weekend to browse their website. I have my eye on a few of their products for Christmas presents this year. And if you need even more inspiration then they have just launched a new website called The Handpicked Foodstore that is sure to have you licking your computer monitor or laptop screen!