Rhubarb Pudding

I was looking for a recipe to use up the rhubarb I had and stumbled upon this recipe from my very old (1981) and falling apart St Michael 1,000 Recipe Cook Book.  With the weather showing no sign of cheering up I have been cooking a lot of comfort food recently.  This pudding was yummy served with a dollop of vanilla ice cream.

This pudding starts out like a crumble and ends up like a batter.

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Rhubarb Pudding
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A comforting rhubarb pudding for those chilly evenings.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Serves: 4
  • 100g / 4oz Self-raising flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 50g / 2oz Butter or margarine, cut into pieces
  • 100g / 4oz Sugar
  • 450g / 1lb Young rhubarb, cut into 2.5cm / 1 inch pieces
  • 150ml / ¼ Pint milk
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Sift the flour and salt into a mixing bowl.
  3. Add the fat and rub into the flour with fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  4. Stir in the sugar and rhubarb and beat in the milk to make a thick batter.
  5. Turn into a buttered 1 litre (1 ¾ pt) baking dish and bake for 30 to 40 minutes.
  6. Serve at once with castor sugar and some vanilla ice cream or custard.
Can be quickly knocked up while your main course is cooking and then when that's nearly ready put your pudding in the oven and it will be ready by the time you're ready for dessert.

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  1. Amy Fidler

    Yummy love Rhubarb,love this x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Amy, I can’t have enough rhubarb:-)

  2. Lisa Williams

    thanks for this I really wanted something other than a crumble with my rhubarb 🙂

    1. Camilla


  3. Paul Wilson

    Got tons of rhubarb ready in the garden – must give this a go.

    1. Camilla

      Well you’ll have to try my last Rhubarb and Strawberry Jam too then:-)

      1. Paul Wilson

        Great idea – will do!

  4. tiggerific1973

    It looks amazing!!

  5. Ann Robinson

    A great looking pudding perfect for a chilly autumn day

  6. Ursula Hunt

    great recipe

  7. Paul Wilson

    I’ve got some more rhubarb almost ready in the garden – even at this time of year.

  8. Paul Wilson

    Looks super. Always need more rhubarb recipes.

  9. Ursula Hunt

    This is gorgeous, a bit like a welsh rhubarb cake recipe I have

  10. Lynne OConnor

    1981 – very old? That’s the year left school and bought most of my cookery books

    1. Camilla

      You’re right, what was I thinking:-) It was the book I used when I was doing Home Economics O’Level, so we’re roughly the same age:-)

  11. Ursula Hunt

    I adore Rhubarb definitely one for my recipe book, thank you

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  12. Anne Wallwin

    just right for a winters day!

  13. Lisa Williams

    this looks brilliant I can’t wait to make this 🙂

  14. Maya Russell

    Looks good and nice. Easy too.

  15. Heather Haigh

    Love Rhubarb, have some in the garden, and this looks like a lovely change from crumble.


    Am going to try this – makes a nice change from a crumble or a pie 🙂 xoxo

    1. Camilla

      We had this again the other night and it’s so easy:-)

  17. Scott at RealEpicurean

    I’m also a rhubarb fan. Looks really tasty!

  18. Jacqueline

    It looks wonderful and rhubarb is one of my all time favourites. Will have to try this.

    1. Camilla

      It’s very quick and easy and you should also try my Rhubarb and Strawberry Grunt!

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