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  • 400g
 rhubarb, chopped into 3cm pieces
  • a pinch ground star anise
  • a pinch ground ginger
  • 150g golden caster sugar
  • 1 orange, zested


  • 150g plain flour
  • 150g butter
  • 100g porridge oats
  • 150g demerara sugar
  • a pinch ground cinnamon
  • to serve fresh custard


  • STEP 1

    Preheat the oven to 180/fan 160C/gas 4. Put the rhubarb, spices, sugar and orange zest in a pan, and cook gently until just soft. Cool slightly, then spoon into a baking dish.

  • STEP 2

    Rub the flour and butter together to the consistency of breadcrumbs, stir in the oats, cinnamon and sugar, then spoon loosely but evenly on top of the fruit.

  • STEP 3

    Bake for 20-30 minutes or until the top is crisp and golden. Serve with lashings of custard.

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