Rhubarb Shortbread Squares

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I love rhubarb but always struggle with what to do with it other than stewing so I rarely buy it. Whilst visiting the local farmers market the other weekend I saw it and thought “lets experiment!”.

These are so delicious. They have a delicious melt in your mouth, buttery shortbread base topped with delicious rhubarb that has a hint of cinnamon and a yummy vanilla crumble thanks to a sprinkle of vanilla powder.

You can certainly reduce the sugar in these if desired or add other fruits to the fruit layer. Apple and strawberries are a great addition to the rhubarb or on their own.

These are very easy to whip up and look so impressive for a morning tea or “bring a plate” event.

PS: Try one warm, not long out of  the oven. its melts in your mouth. Soooooo good.

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Rhubarb Shortbread Squares
Serves 20
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Shortbread base
  1. 250g plain flour
  2. 90g sugar
  3. 220g butter, cubed
  4. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder
Rhubarb layer
  1. 6 sticks of rhubarb, chopped into 1cm pieces
  2. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  3. 4 tablespoons water
Crumble topping
  1. 50g plain flour
  2. 50g brown sugar
  3. 40g butter
  4. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder
Shortbread base
  1. Preheat oven to 180.
  2. Line a lamington/slice tray with baking paper.
  3. Place all ingredients into a food processor.
  4. Mix ojn high until a slight dough forms. Approximately 30-45 seconds.
  5. Place dough into tin and smooth out with the base of a glass or hands.
  6. Place into the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
Rhubarb layer
  1. Place all ingredients into a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Cook until softened and liquid has evaporated slightly.
  3. Pour over base.
  4. Place back into the oven whilst preparing the crumb layer.
Crumb layer
  1. Place crumble ingredients into a large bowl.
  2. Using your fingers tips rub the ingredients together to form a breadcrumb like texture. Some lumps is completely fine.
  3. Sprinkle crumbs over slice and bake until golden. Approximately 20-30 minutes.
  4. Allow to cool slightly and remove from pan.
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Rhubarb Shortbread Squares - TMX version
Serves 20
Print
Shortbread base
  1. 250g plain flour
  2. 90g sugar
  3. 220g butter, cubed
  4. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder
Rhubarb layer
  1. 6 sticks of rhubarb, chopped into 1cm pieces
  2. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  3. 4 tablespoons water
Crumble topping
  1. 50g plain flour
  2. 50g brown sugar
  3. 40g butter
  4. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder
Shortbread base
  1. Preheat oven to 180.
  2. Line a lamington/slice tray with baking paper.
  3. Place all ingredients into bowl.
  4. Speed 7/30 seconds.
  5. Place dough into tin and smooth out with the base of a glass or hands.
  6. Place into the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
Rhubarb layer
  1. Place all ingredients into bowl
  2. 5 minutes/100 degrees/reverse/speed 1.
  3. Blitz on speed 7 for a few seconds just to break up the rhubarb slightly. Leave some chunks however.
  4. Pour over base.
  5. Place back into the oven whilst preparing the crumb layer.
Crumb layer
  1. Place crumble ingredients into a large bowl.
  2. Using your fingers tips rub the ingredients together to form a breadcrumb like texture. Some lumps is completely fine.
  3. Sprinkle crumbs over slice and bake until golden. Approximately 20-30 minutes.
  4. Allow to cool slightly and remove from pan.
  5. Cut into 20 squares.
  6. Will keep for up to 7 days in an airtight container. Can freeze and thaw.
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By |2017-06-12T11:20:55+00:00February 3rd, 2015|Categories: Sweets|3 Comments

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Peta
Peta is a mum to three gorgeous and very energetic young boys. She loves everyday food that is achievable for a busy family, and has a passion for involving children in cooking.

3 Comments

  1. Anna February 10, 2015 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    Made this for my family using home grown rhubarb. My family and work colleagues all loved it. It’s a winner!

  2. Tia March 11, 2015 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    First time ever I got my family to eat rhubarb. So far they have hated everything that has got rhubarb in it but this was a big hit! What a beautiful recipe and so so easy to make. Big thanks Peta!!

  3. Jess October 12, 2015 at 10:28 am - Reply

    Yum! Made this last night and had some fresh out of the oven, it was absolutely delicious! Still a winner this morning cold out of the fridge. Thanks for another great recipe!

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