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  Categories: Chinese, Desserts
       Yield: 12 servings
            Stephen Ceideburg
   2 1/2 lb To 3 pounds fresh rhubarb
       4    Lumps “ginger in syrup” *
       1 c  Sugar
       3 tb Cornstarch
            Vanilla ice cream
            CRUMB TOPPING:
       1 c  Flour
       1 c  Sugar
       1 pn Salt
     3/4 c  Chilled unsalted butter, cut
            -into small pieces
   * or crystallized ginger, each about 3/4 inch in
   Preheat oven to 375'.
   Rinse the rhubarb and pat dry. Trim off all the leaves
   and roots (they contain oxalic acid, which is toxic).
   Cut stalks into 1 inch pieces and place in a large
   Coarsely chop the ginger and mix with the rhubarb.
   Sift together the sugar and the cornstarch; toss with
   the rhubarb. Transfer to a 2 1/2-quart shallow baking
   dish. Set aside.
   The topping: Combine the flour, sugar and salt in a
   food processor; pulse a few times to mix. Add the
   chilled butter and process until the mixture turns
   crumbly, just a few seconds. Sprinkle the crumb
   topping over the rhubarb. Bake until the topping turns
   golden brown and the rhubarb is bubbling.
   Serve warm with scoops of vanilla ice cream.
   PER SERVING (with 1/2 cup ice cream): 425 calories, 4
   g protein, 62 g carbohydrate, 19 g fat (11 g
   saturated), 61 mg cholesterol, 86 mg sodium, 2 g fiber.
   From an article by Joyce Jue in the San Francisco
   Chronicle, 9/15/93.