Strawberry Rhubarb Charlotte

Strawberry Rhubarb Charlotte

Our strawberry rhubarb charlotte was inspired by one we had at Au Pied de Cochon this past June. We were so impressed by the delicious dessert that I adapted it for Tomiko’s unofficial birthday party over the Canada Day long weekend. The tart rhubarb makes this strawberry rhubarb charlotte really special, since we can only […]

Almond Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

Almond Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

Here is the almond rhubarb upside-down cake for my dad for Father’s Day. I love rhubarb and always buy it when it first comes out in the springtime. In previous years, I made rhubarb fool and rhubarb and strawberry crumble, but this year I wanted to make a cake. It was a perfect dessert to a barbecue […]

Cthulhu Bumbleberry Pie

Ontario strawberries are now in season, and since Ryan has been wanting to make his own pie for quite a while now, he made this Cthulhu bumbleberry pie over the weekend. Somehow he had found the Cthulhu Pie by Sandy Yoo, and of course he had to recreate it. The pie crust was a pâte […]

Scented Rhubarb Fool

Scented Rhubarb Fool, Kiku Corner

Fools are old-fashioned British desserts made from a sweet fruit puree stirred through custard or whipped cream. This simpler cousin of the trifle was mentioned as far back as the 1500s. Traditionally gooseberries are used, so a similarly sour fruit like rhubarb makes a great variation. Serve the fool in glass bowls if you have them, for […]

Ruby Red Rhubarb and Strawberry Crumble

Ruby Red Rhubarb and Strawberry Crumble, Kiku Corner 4

Rhubarb is a sour, pinkish green spring vegetable that cooks down into a delicious pink or red compote. It used to grow in our mother’s garden when we were kids, and we couldn’t resist taking a bite of the puckeringly sour stalks (just stay away from the leaves, which are poisonous). Once June rolls around, we […]

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