Friday, June 17, 2011
FFWD: Roasted Rhubarb
This is the first time I purchased rhubarb. It's not a staple in the house. I can't even remember the last time I had a rhubarb dessert (I know it paired well with strawberry, that's all I know :)).
This is very easy to prepare. Cut up rhubarb into 1 1/2 inch slices, toss with sugar and lemon. Let sit for 5 minutes until it's a bit juicy. Cover with foil and bake in the oven for 20 minutes until the sugar melted. Take off the foil and continue baking for a few more minutes until the juices are boiling and the rhubarb looks like it's gonna melt - like in the photo above.
I think I get carried away in zesting the lemon. The lemon flavor is very strong and tart! I can't taste the rhubarb (is it supposed to have a taste?). All I taste is lemon. Which is okay I guess but this is supposed to be roasted rhubarb. So I'm a bit disappointed.
I see a re-do in the near future...
If you are reading this and you've read the Cherry Rhubarb Lattice Pie post, you would be confused. Why is Jenn saying that this is the 1st time she bought Rhubarb where clearly she just made the Cherry Rhubarb pie the week before.
Let me explain.
I made this dessert and wrote this post at the end of May, before I made the pie (at that time I hadn't even planned of making the pie).
I need to plan my baking better in the future :).