Rhubarb, Rhubarb

According to Wikipedia: Rhubarb is usually considered a vegetable. In the United States, however, a New York court decided in 1947 that since it was used in the United States as a fruit, it counted as a fruit for the purposes of regulations and duties. A side effect was a reduction on imported rhubarb tariffs, as tariffs were higher for vegetables than fruits.

In the United Kingdom, the first rhubarb of the year is harvested by candlelight in forcing sheds where all other light is excluded – a practice that produces a sweeter, more tender stalk. These sheds are dotted around the noted “Rhubarb Triangle” of WakefieldLeeds, and Morley.
In British theater and early radio drama, the words “rhubarb rhubarb” were repeated for the effect of unintelligible conversation in the background.[ This usage lent its title to the 1969 film Rhubarb and its 1980 remake Rhubarb Rhubarb.
If you like rhubarb .. or even if you don’t particularly care for it, try this yummy dessert “whipped up” yesterday.  Be sure to top it with a nice dollop of sweetened whipped cream.
You need an 8×8 pan, lined with parchment paper (optional).
Set oven to 375.  Bake for 40 minutes
Mix in a bowl and set aside:
5 C sliced rhubarb w/strings removed
2 Tbsp all purpose flour
1/2 C white sugar
3/4 C raisins
In separate bowl, mix well:
1/2 C all purpose flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 C packed brown sugar
1/3 C oats (not instant cereal)
1/3 C chopped walnuts
Add to dry ingredients:
1/3 C cold butter, chopped in small pieces
Cut butter into dry mixture until crumbly
Put rhubarb mix into baking pan
Sprinkle butter mixture over rhubarb
Put in oven and bake 40 minutes
When cooled, plate and top with whipped cream a sprinkle of brown sugar and decorate with walnut pieces until the masterpiece is looking fab!
Sit and savor … Yummmmmm
Next recipe will be Rhubarb Creme Brulee
Followed by Rhubarb and Strawberry pie w/lattice top
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