I Love Rhubarb

@BelleStarr (37105)
Portland, Connecticut
June 27, 2017 4:31pm CST
This is the time of year when my mind goes to all things rhubarb. I had 5 plants of my own but only three returned this year after being whacked down by my nephew and I will have to resort to buying it at the local farm stand, they always have plenty. Last week I decided to make a strawberry rhubarb upside down cake. Since I can't post a recipe let me just say that I made a from scratch yellow cake, (sponge) . I mixed together fresh strawberries and frozen rhubarb that I had from last year with sugar and cornstarch. I placed the fruit in a square stone baking dish and poured the cake over it. I then baked it. When it was cooked I flipped it over onto a plate and so now the fruit is on top. I served it in a bowl with heavy cream poured over. For me, this is the real taste of early summer. Sunday we had lunch at a favorite restaurant and they offere a rhubarb custard pie for dessert, we shared a piece and it was lovely. I also make a straberry rhubarb crisp which is one of the best desserts in the world. I leave the pie baking to my friend @amedeo. lol
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@sueznewz2 (9736)
• Alicante, Spain
27 Jun
rhubarb is one of my favourites too... I love crumble... and the upside fown pudding.. you've got my mouth watering... lol
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@BelleStarr (37105)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Jun
lol Yes I am thinking I need to have another piece of that tonight.
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@sueznewz2 (9736)
• Alicante, Spain
27 Jun
@BelleStarr mmmm lucky you...
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@Kandae11 (35320)
27 Jun
That looks delicious . i have never tasted rhubarb.
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@BelleStarr (37105)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Jun
It is such a unique taste I can't really compare it to anything. It is very very tart, needs a lot of sugar and the texture raw is like celery. It is delicious with or without strawberries.
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@DianneN (74653)
• United States
28 Jun
Lol! Fredo does bake great pies! I love and crisps, but stay away from most desserts these days, except for fried ice cream and birthday cake. However, I'd try a sliver of yours any time!
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@BelleStarr (37105)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Jun
Trust me on this one, it was worth the indulgence, I just had half a piece and oh my, yum!!
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@DianneN (74653)
• United States
28 Jun
@BelleStarr I trust you! My problem is that once I begin, I can't stop. I eat more than my husband!!! lol
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@celticeagle (117327)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Jun
That does look good. I love strawberry rhubarb pies but this looks like a delicious idea.
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@BelleStarr (37105)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Jun
I love to make upside down cakes, apple, peach, of course, pineapple so it seemed natural to make strawberry rhubarb.
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@celticeagle (117327)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Jun
@BelleStarr .....I used to make a pineapple one for my grams every year for her birthday. She also had a huge clump of rhubarb out by the garden.
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@bluesa (13430)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
27 Jun
Oh, Iz, that looked delicious! My mouth is watering! I wouldn't mind trying your strawberry rhubarb crisp too @BelleStarr !
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@BelleStarr (37105)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Jun
I will send you a virtual serving!! lol
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@sueznewz2 (9736)
• Alicante, Spain
27 Jun
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@Gillygirl (17278)
• Sutton, England
28 Jun
It looks delicious Isobel. I have rhubarb in my garden and make rhubarb crumble.
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@BelleStarr (37105)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Jun
I love rhubarb crumble, when I am in the UK I order it all the time. No one has it here.
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@Gillygirl (17278)
• Sutton, England
29 Jun
@BelleStarr Apple and Rhubarb is good too.
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@BelleStarr (37105)
• Portland, Connecticut
30 Jul
@Gillygirl Oh yes it is but I am more of a berry and rhubarb person.
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@just4him (110327)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Jun
I love rhubarb as well, and this has my mouth watering. Someone brought in a fresh rhubarb crisp to share at church a couple Sunday's ago. It was delicious!
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@BelleStarr (37105)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Jun
I just bought a new jam at the Vermont country store blueberry rhubarb, I can't wait to try it
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@just4him (110327)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Jun
@BelleStarr You'll need to let me know how it tastes. My taste buds are going nuts with that combination.
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@BelleStarr (37105)
• Portland, Connecticut
30 Jul
@just4him I tasted it and it is delicious.
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@RubyHawk (21940)
• Atlanta, Georgia
28 Jun
Your rhubarb and strawberries sounds delicious. I'll have to go looking for rhubarb.
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@BelleStarr (37105)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Jun
It is really a very nice combination, but then rhubarb goes well with all berries.
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@RubyHawk (21940)
• Atlanta, Georgia
30 Jun
@BelleStarr I never see rhubarb in grocery stores. I used to grow my own.
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@Tracy04 (10575)
• Malaysia
28 Jun
That looks yummy
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@BelleStarr (37105)
• Portland, Connecticut
29 Jun
It is yummy, a good cake.
@Tracy04 (10575)
• Malaysia
29 Jun
@BelleStarr wanna try some
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@HazySue (20258)
• United States
28 Jun
I made a strawberry rhubarb pie but never tried a cake or crisp. I bet they are delicious. It certainly looks good in your picture.
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@BelleStarr (37105)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Jun
It tastes even better than it looks, especially with the heavy cream.
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@HazySue (20258)
• United States
29 Jun
@BelleStarr you're making me hungry. Now I have to find some rhubarb and get baking.
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@LadyDuck (148065)
• Switzerland
28 Jun
I love rhubarb too, with apples or with strawberries, I have a rhubarb strudel in the oven right now.
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@BelleStarr (37105)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Jun
Oh my that sounds so good, I will need to give it a try.
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@LadyDuck (148065)
• Switzerland
29 Jun
@BelleStarr Try it, it's so good and the color is beautiful.
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• United States
28 Jun
looks 'n sounds divine! i dunno if'n i can partake'n rhubarb any longer? i believe such's 'mong a long list 'f 'gal, don't go there'. so many thingies disagree with the crohn's somethin' fierce.
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@BelleStarr (37105)
• Portland, Connecticut
29 Jun
I am afraid it might since it is so fibery but if it was pulverized enough it might be good.
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• United States
29 Jun
@BelleStarr hmmm, i might see 'bout gettin' some'n addin' 'em to one 'f my smoothies 'n see what happens :)
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@Tampa_girl7 (25000)
• United States
29 Jun
I've never had rhubarb before. I need to give it a try
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@BelleStarr (37105)
• Portland, Connecticut
29 Jun
Try strawberry rhubarb jam if you are a jam person, it is a good way to stick your toes in.
• United States
29 Jun
Sounds really good. Have never tasted it.
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@BelleStarr (37105)
• Portland, Connecticut
29 Jun
It was really good, it is quite a unique taste.
@andriaperry (46700)
• United States
28 Jun
rhubarb is not popular down here but I love it.
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@BelleStarr (37105)
• Portland, Connecticut
29 Jun
I was wondering if the climate was conducive for it in the south, Ruby Halk was talking about buying some.
@Juliaacv (29033)
• Canada
28 Jun
I love rhubarb too! And I believe that I have this same recipe, only I make mine in a bundt pan, and then pour the cake mix over that and when you take it out of the baking pan, and put it on the cake plate, it presents so beautifully, and delicious when you eat it warm with a little whipped cream.
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@BelleStarr (37105)
• Portland, Connecticut
29 Jun
Oh yum, that sounds perfect. Another thing for me to try for my food blog.
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• Philippines
28 Jun
From the first look I thought it was a pizza there. thatt's really something.
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@BelleStarr (37105)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Jun
lol no that is fruit not sauce lol
@PatZAnthony (12369)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
28 Jun
It sounds like you really know your way around rhubarb! Isn't it nice having local farm stands?
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@BelleStarr (37105)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Jun
Oh it sure is and we have several really good ones.
@jstory07 (65335)
• Roseburg, Oregon
28 Jun
That looks really good. I want some.
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@BelleStarr (37105)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Jun
I will have a piece for you and let you know if you enjoyed it.
@prashu228 (25810)
• India
29 Jun
Never seen rhubarb plant neither tasted it.. the cake looks delicious..
@BelleStarr (37105)
• Portland, Connecticut
29 Jun
It is really hard to describe the taste but with plenty of sugar it is delicious.