Sunday, June 20, 2010

Rhubarb Bars

We got our second CSA box of veggies last week. Hurrah! In that box was some delectable-looking rhubarb. I wanted to make something that would be easy to cut into portions and something I haven't tried before.

I used this recipe and modifed it somewhat:

My modifications were replacing half the white sugar with brown sugar and using 1/4 cup oats in the streusal topping in place of part of the flour. The crust and topping is quite sweet, which is somewhat balanced by the tart rhubarb filling. However, I would definitely add some salt in either the topping for the crust and maybe some additional spice such as cardamom or ginger. Ooh, how about orange zest in the crust?! That would be tasty. In any case, these were good but definitely for people who like their dessert on the sweeter side.


Eileen said...

Rhubarb in your CSA box?!? I am jealous. It has been slim pickins around here for rhubarb this year. I actually had to buy some at real grocery store. Strawberries were on sale, and the rhubarb was there, and well, time to make a pie! I meant to buy more butter, but they are reorganizing my grocery store and since it took me 15 minutes to find cream cheese, I forgot about the butter til I was already in line. So back I go. I gotta make that pie today--tomorrow and Sunday are supposed to be super hot and humid.

Cherish said...

Yup - it's been a good year for rhubarb here.

The weekend is supposed to be icky here, too. Unfortunately, I agreed to make a cake for a friend so I'll have to have the oven on tomorrow and hope my buttercream doesn't melt!