i made the most amazing dessert with the rhubarb you gave me from your garden. it stemmed from the day you gave it to me and asked what i thought rhubarb tasted like, if i had to explain it to someone who'd never tasted it, and we both said, "like a really tart kiwi."
so, i had all this rhubarb, and a bulk carton of kiwi fruit, and decided they should become married in a dessert.
i found a martha stewart recipe online for rhubarb berry crumble, and changed it a bit, and it ended up making the most delicious dessert i've tasted in a long time (that didn't have chocolate in it). you HAVE to try it sometime...
here's the recipe:
3 cups rhubarb, chopped 1/4" pieces
3 kiwi fruits, skin on, chopped
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 Tbsp flour
3/4 zest of one orange (use leftover 1/4 zest for crumble topping)
fresh orange juice from half an orange
pinch of salt
(mix and pour into shallow 9 x 13 " baking dish and let sit 15 minutes)
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 (the leftover) orange zest
1 1/2 - 1 3/4 cups flour (cookie dough texture)
(mix and sprinkle 1/2" balls over top of mixture in baking dish)
Oven: 375 degrees F
Bake: 60 minutes or until golden brown, bubbling sides
serve over ice cream or yogurt if desired... but i liked it best alone.
mmmmmmmmmmmm! Thanks for the rhubarb!!!