Rhubarb is baked into a streusel-topped coffee cake. Oma always makes this for her grand kids after she picks through her garden. Probably not good for the thighs but Oma's cooking is always good for the taste buds.
For me,the delights of spring can be summed up in one amazing plant: Rhubarb. An often misunderstood plant, rhubarb is an absolutely incredible ingredient in baked goods as its characteristic tart flavor makes it the perfect accent to a variety of sweet desserts. Rhubarb is often dismissed for being simply a pie plant, but its…
This baked rhubarb pudding has a lovely bottom layer of sticky rhubarb, topped with an ever so moist sponge. The topping is what makes this baked pudding a little different, but it's essential to achieve the lovely stickiness! Top with half a teaspoon of ground cinnamon for a nice aromatic touch, and serve with custard or cream.
My mother gave me the recipe for this old-fashioned pudding. It's a great way to use up day-old bread. Nothing enhances this traditional dessert better than garden-grown rhubarb. My husband and 8-year-old daughter just love it.
Once I tried these rich, gooey bars, I just had to have the recipe so I could make them for my family and friends. The shortbreadlike crust and the rhubarb and custard layers inspire people to find rhubarb that they can use to fix a batch for themselves. —Shari Roach, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin