Source: Rhubarb & custard blondies

Rhubarb & Custard Blondies

Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword Blondies, Cake, Custard, Rhubarb
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Servings 12 people


  • 225 g butter salted
  • 200 g light brown soft sugar
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 150 g plain flour
  • 50 g custard powder
  • 0.5 tsp baking powder
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 150 g white chocolate finely chopped
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Rhubarb & Custard Swirl

  • 200 g rhubarb
  • 75 g caster sugar
  • 4 tbsp custard


  • For the rhubarb & custard swirl, put the rhubarb and sugar in a wide pan with 2 tbsp water (omit the water if using canned rhubarb). Cook over a medium heat, stirring frequently for about 10 mins, until the rhubarb breaks down and turns jammy. Leave to cool.
  • Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Put the butter and both sugars into a pan and put over a low heat. Melt together until smooth and shiny, then remove from the heat, and leave to cool for 10 mins while you sieve the flour, custard powder and baking powder in a bowl. Butter a 20 x 30cm baking tin and line with baking parchment.
  • Beat the eggs into the cooled sugar and butter mixture, then fold in the dry ingredients until you have a smooth batter. Stir in 150g of the chocolate chips and the vanilla. Pour into the brownie tin, then use a teaspoon to swirl rhubarb compote on top of the batter. Add dollops of the custard, then swirl a skewer or cocktail stick through the compote to create a marbled pattern.
  • Bake for 35-40 mins until set and the edges are coming away from the sides of the tin, then leave in the tin to cool. Cut into squares to serve.


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