|Ice cream with Roasted Rhubarb….YUM!|
Happy Friday! This week on French Friday's we are making Roasted Rhubarb! When I first saw the name of this recipe, I didn't think sweet and I wasn't really excited about making it. Don't get me wrong, I love rhubarb! When I was a child I used to pick stalks and nibble on them. They always made my mouth pucker like eating a sour apple or sucking on a slice of lemon. I have always enjoyed that tart sour taste. One of my favorite desserts happens to be strawberry-rhubarb pie. My lack of excitement with the name of this dish came more from what I assumed this was going to be. But when I read the recipe through (which I should have done before I passed my judgement) and saw it was roasted with sugar, I was delighted. I thought of ways to improve it…like adding strawberries! Remember, one of my favorite desserts is strawberry-rhubarb pie. In the end, I followed Dorie's recipe and was so glad I did! This was very easy to put together! Yesterday afternoon, while I was in my garden, I picked some rhubarb to use in this dish. It felt so good not to go to the store to make a Dorie recipe! Before I made dinner I washed and trimmed the rhubarb. I placed the rhubarb in the casserole dish and added the sugar and zest. I used both orange and lemon zest. I let it set for 5 minutes, covered it with foil and popped it in the oven. It was that easy! It was done in 15 minutes. I let it cool and used it as a topping on our ice cream for dessert! OMG!! Delicious! I have never made any thing like this before. I consider this more of a stewed rhubarb rather then roasted. But whatever you consider it…consider it worth making! I know it will be making an appearance on my summer table quite often! Dorie was right, a healthy topping for anything! Put it on cake, ice cream, yogurt, the possibilities are endless….Well you know what I mean! Ok, I know...I'm getting carried away!
This recipe is from the Dorie Greenspan cookbook "Around My French Table" and you can find it Here where Dorie shared it on her blog. To see how other FFWD cooks made theirs...check out French Fridays with Dorie!
|The rhubarb in my garden|
|Rhubarb with zest|
|Just out of the oven….Yum!|