RHUBARB CRISP an easy recipe
This afternoon I cut an armful of rhubarb . The first of the season. My knife sliced through a thick, red stalk. My mouth puckered, remembered taste. I am eight or nine years old.
We are raiding the rhubarb patch. Gathering an armful of stalks, faces hidden behind the enormous leaves.
In the shadowy green hideaway of the vine-covered summerhouse we dip the stalks into the sugar bowl over and over again.
Sated we make hats of the gigantic leaves . Dance madly, waving rhubarb like exotic fans. A pagan ritual. A sugar high.
Rhubarb is in season.
You’ll love this recipe . The crunchy struesel topping balances the sharpness of the rhubarb. My favorite way of serving rhubarb crisp is with a pitcher of thick cream. Then everyone can be as indulgent as they desire. Click MRS BUTTERFINGERS for this and other wonderful recipes.