Spring has been sooooo late this year! Or at least, very slow to fully arrive. I just ran down to my Farm in Wisconsin — Yes, things were lovely and green — It was ‘partially’ Spring. But the Lilacs were not even out! And some trees had NO leaves yet. It all looked so lovely and refreshing — But also, a bit undecided. It’s LATE MAY, and things looked more like late April….
In any case, I am sharing a few more Springtime pics….
Above — On the hillsides, the forest colors were still a delicate mix of soft new-leaf greens and yellows (and pinks).
Above — My sister and a brother had been working hard to get the ponds cleared (algae and stuff). It really was ALL lovely!! Across the large pond; woodshed against the hillside.
Above — Fresh Rhubarb! A cousin (farm down the road) harvested a bag-full of rhubarb stalks for me. Bright red to light green, full of tangy-tart flavor.
Once I got back home, I started searching the web for a new recipe. I was in the mood for something easy but ‘custardy’. Rhubarb comfort-food!
The Food — Rhubarb Custard Squares:
I found a recipe for an easy ‘pastry’ crust (flour / sugar / butter). Then an easy custard (cream, sugar, egg, vanilla) — With lots of chopped rhubarb (and candied ginger) mixed in. Just poured the custard over the crust, and baked. It all worked — The crust was delightful (cookie-like), the custard-with-rhubarb (and ginger) was rich but tangy-tart. All flavors nicely balanced. — I would make this again!!
And totally delicious with a dollop of whipped cream (with a bit of mascarpone) — Great for dessert, and definitely enjoyable for breakfast!!
Recipe included on my Recipes Page.
The Pottery — Small Maasha Plates:
These Rhubarb Custard Squares are perfect for serving on any small plate — And I just happen to have quite a few (many) Small Plates in my life! I’m sharing Rhubarb Squares on several small Maasha Plates….
A stack of small square plates — Stoneware with a bit of ‘corduroy’ texture on an edge, slips with ash glazes. Also, one of my small overlap plates — Stoneware, soda fired with various ash-splashed glazes.
Rhubarb Custard Squares— Yummy on Small Plates….
Happy Spring everyone! Wishing you all lots of Rhubarb!!