Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Frozen Rhubarb

As you can guess there is currently no rhubarb growing here in Ontario. We in fact do not even grow rhubarb. However our neighbour does and he kindly let me collect some throughout the summer. As summers are very busy for us I chopped it up and stuck it in the freezer. Well now its February and I look in my freezer and see bags of frozen rhubarb and think to myself what shall I do with it??
Well my favorite summer item is strawberry rhubarb pie but I am not that great at making pie. Really they generally fail. Not just the crust but I also fail at pie filling (I know its sad). So i went on the search for some interesting things to do with rhubarb.
The first recipe I found was for whole grain rhubarb waffles. I have not tried them yet but I think they are on the docket for lunch today. The recipe can be found here:
So I still needed something else to make and I decided on a Rhubarb and Raspberry Crostata. For those who are versed bakers yes this is basically a pie. However I am always will to give things a go. We don't have any raspberry's so i threw in strawberries instead. Instead of one giant one that the directions called for I made two medium sized ones and four small ones (to give away). The filling tastes good (I licked the spoon) and the crust seems pretty good although now that they are in the oven they are looking a little wobbly.
There is sixteen minutes left on the timer and then I will post a picture and let you know how they turned out.
This is the recipe that I used:

So for anyone thinking of freezing some rhubarb this coming summer, I would say good plan!

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