Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Wingin' It- Rhubarb Crisp

I mentioned yesterday that the rhubarb were getting close to being big enough to pick. I couldn't wait any longer and today I cut down enough to make a strawberry rhubarb crisp. The stalks aren't very long yet and will probably get three times as long in the next month or so but they were big enough to fill our rhubarb craving. There are many more coming out of the ground so I know that what I took today will be filled in very soon.

I didn't even bother consulting my cook books or even this recipe I posted last spring. I usually just wing it. (Although after looking up the recipe to link to it, I realized that I made it almost exactly the same way, just didn't measure a damn thing.)

Chop up the fruit. Toss with some sugar.


Make a crumbly oat topping
Top and bake for a while in the oven at 350. When it starts to smell insanely delicious and get all bubbly and golden brown, pull it out of the oven and let it cool on the counter. In our house it doesn't sit for very long until somebody insists on trying it and ends up burning the inside of their mouth, just to get the first taste of rhubarb for the year.

It's that good.

8 comments:

Shady Lady said...

Oh man, that looks AMAZING!!! I haven't had rhubarb in years. I need to get me some of that!!

Jenni said...

dayum that looks tasty.

Jan said...

Throw in some strawberries and top it off with homemade vanilla ice cream and I'm ALL OVER that.

Geez, those pictures made my mouth start to water...

Jan said...

Oh, wait - there ARE strawberries in it. Never mind.

Ahem. So, about that homemade vanilla ice cream...

LL Cool Joe said...

Now I'm hungry! I'd like some fresh whipped cream with that or custard. :D

Sidhe said...

Wow! Hard to believe it is that time again. But, I'm living in a time warp anyway. Just home for about two weeks and sure enough, I had to celebrate with a rhubarb strawberry upside down cake!

Since I'll miss the whole summer, I'll be getting my fix from your blog!

sheila said...

How did I miss this post? lol. I've NEVER tasted rhubarb. Can you believe that? My dad loves it though. And THIS loooks awesome!

Juli Ryan said...

The crisp is on regular rotation at WR. Rhubarb and strawberry is one of my favourite combinations! Also works with rhubarb and blueberries, or apples, or pears--whatever is in season!