Rhubarb Streusel Coffee Cake

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It's time to start pulling up the rhubarb and if you're all fed up with Rhubarb Crumble why not try a Rhubarb Streusel Coffee Cake? It's name is a little misleading as it doesn't have any coffee in it - it's just made to be perfect with a nice afternoon coffee in the late Spring sunshine.
Rhubarb Streusel Coffee Cake
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  1. 450 grams prepared rhubarb (cut into half inch pieces)
  2. 2 - 3 tablesps. breadcrumbs - white or brown
  3. 2 tablesps. sugar mixed with half teasp. cinnamon
  4. 150 grams flour
  5. 75 grams butter
  6. 50 grams sugar
  7. 1 egg yolk mixed with 1 tablesp. milk
  8. ***
  9. TOPPING
  10. 100 grams flour
  11. 100 grams sugar
  12. 100 grams ground almonds
  13. 1 teasp. cinnamon
  14. 140 grams butter (chilled)
  1. Sieve the flour and cut in the butter (rub in with your fingertips if you prefer but this is very sticky)
  2. Stir in the sugar.
  3. Add the beaten egg yolk with water.
  4. Mix to a dough, form into a ball and put in the fridge while you prepare the topping.
  5. Grease and base line a 10 inch - 26 cm - flan tin.
  6. TOPPING
  7. Mix the first 4 ingredients in a bowl.
  8. Cut in the butter until it looks like lumpy breadcrumbs.
  9. Gently roll the base dough to fit the base and slightly up the sides of the dish. Roll carefully to roughly fit then lift into the dish and ease to fit with your fingers.
  10. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the base dough.
  11. Cover with the rhubarb and sprinkle with the 2 teasps. sugar.
  12. Sprinkle over the topping and bake for 55 mins at 175°C until light golden brown.
  13. Serve warm or cold - with or without creme fraiche or Greek yogurt
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