Tuesday, April 12, 2011
TWD - Strawberry-Rhubarb Double Crisp
Rhubarb can really invoke a violent reaction in some people. It's never, "I don't really care for rhubarb." I either get, "I LOVE rhubarb" or "I HATE rhubarb"!! I fall into the LOVE category and grew up on rhubarb everything during the spring. My mom made a killer rhubarb pie.
So last year about this time, I was invited to a friends house for dinner and I brought along dessert.....rhubarb crisp. Huge hit with everyone but Mr. friend. HATED it and told me so. I actually think he spit it out. I wasn't that offended because this dude never ventures far from the hamburger and french fry aisle. He's one of those!!
Fast forward to last weekend. It was beautiful here and I knew we'd be spending the weekend out at the pool so we invited some friends....rhubarb spitter included (yes we're still friends)....up for some dinner at the pool house. Obviously I made this week's TWD. When I told french-fry-boy what was for dessert, he immediately wrinkled his nose. Made me smile because I like to irritate him. Then I gave him his favorite cheesecake and told him to shut it.
The more sophisticated individuals in the group LOVED this. Even though it's a little more labor intensive than other crisp recipes it's totally worth it. I loved the idea of making half of the topping a bottom crust. Genius except for the fact that I didn't grease the dish first and had some minor sticking issues. No biggie.
Thanks to Sarah of Teapots and Cake Stands for hosting this week. This was a fabulous pick. Head over to her site for the recipe.
I'm off to find a rhubarb cheesecake recipe to see if I can drive my neanderthal friend crazy.