The first treats of the summer

Once again I’m just baking away. I just couldn’t help myself since the very first rhubarbs are ready. I love love rhubarb and there are a few musts that have to be done straight away when you get your hands on some. First is just a basic kissel and then a pie.  Oh the pie! I do have to share this loveliness with you my readers.

This year I planted a rhubarb of my own in our backyard. I also wanted something else so I found a new currant berry bush. It wasn’t black, white nor red but it was pink. I can’t wait to see how these little pink currants look. I also planted some chive next to the rhubarb which is an excellent herb.

Back yard plants Rhubarb Rhubard

So the pie! Here we go.


Rhubarb pie

500 g rhubarb
1.5 dl brown sugar

200 g butter
3 dl plain flour
1 dl sugar
1.5 dl brown sugar

1. Preheat the oven to 200 celsius.
2. Rinse the rhubarbs and cut them into approx. 1.5 cm pieces. Mix the pieces with he brown sugar. Put them into an oven pan. Bake for 15 minutes or until the rhubarbs are soft.
3. Mix the butter, flour and sugar by using the pinching technique. Spread the mixture over the rhubarbs. Continue baking for approx. 30 minutes or until the dough is baked and brownish.
4. Serve with ice cream, whipped cream or vanilla sauce.

Rhubarb pieRhubarb pieIn the end all you need is a piece of raw rhubarb and sugar. Dip it and enjoy! That is the first taste of summer to me.

Rhubarb and sugar

– Alina


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2 Responses to The first treats of the summer

  1. Kate says:

    Alina, this was perfect timing; my neighbour brought round some home-grown rhubarb last night and I have been wondering what to cook with it – now I know! Gorgeous pics and the pie looks delicious…

    • alinakelo says:

      I’m glad to hear that my timing was on spot. If for some reason you seem to run out of time with them just pop them into the freezer. You can use them later. Of course fresh is always fresh. I’ve got a few ideas coming up still for rhubarb but I have to take days off from the sweets. Hope you enjoy the pie! I loved it. it was delicious as well as easy.

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