Sunday, 14 March 2010

Rhubarb Tart

Happy Mothers Day! Today I am celebrating everything brilliant about my Mum, and that certainly takes much celebrating.DSCF6473I have so much to thank my Mum for. This blog, in particular, would be a very different place if it wasn’t for her. When I’m stuck for inspiration on what to bake, or my mind cannot find an “angle” for each post, she’s always there with an idea, a book, an article to show me. Even today’s recipe was her find, and boy am I thankful. My email inbox is full of emails from her, even if we are just one room apart, with links to gorgeous recipes and “This looks nice” , “Make this!” or “Isn’t this pretty…". Without those recipes and ideas I would never have broadened what I cook and the periods in between posts would be much longer!DSCF6449 Of course it isn’t just because of this blog that I am thankful towards my Mum. As I grow up I constantly realise little ways I’m like her, little habits I’ve inherited. There’s a little tune we both hum after we hang up the phone. There’s the shared sense of humour, shared love and dislike for different people. She’s a sensible one my Mum and always has the best advice and encouragement for me when I feel down or doubtful. Funny, kind, loving, beautiful: a worthy recipient of this pretty pink tart. DSCF6465 This tart, even if I say so myself, was gorgeous. Light cream cheese pastry, fabulously smooth Cointreau-cream cheese filling and the stunning topping of bright rhubarb. The rhubarb was bought from Greg Wallace’s new restaurant, Wallace and Co. , and was delicious. After stewing the rhubarb, you boil up the rhubarb juices to a thick syrup. This method creates more syrup than you need for the tart, but is so perfect spread over yoghurt or drizzled extra over your own slice of tart. You can find the recipe here, to save me typing it, and although this author did not enjoy it please do not be put off! I subbed in Cointreau for the Muscat as orange and rhubarb is a marvellous combination and it honestly was scrumptious. So, Happy Mother’s Day Mum, I love you! X
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14 comments:

Lara said...

this tart looks wonderful, i'm sure i'd love it if was your mum ;)
can't wait for rhubarb to start showing up again, now that spring should be coming!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I love rhubarb! That tart looks divine! A nice gift...

Cheers,

Rosa

Emma said...

I'm sure your Mom will love her Mothers Day gift. It lookes really great!

Elra said...

That is really gorgeous tart Lucy. Happy mother day to all mum in England.

La Table De Nana said...

You are just a prize:) Both you and your mum are lucky~!!!


The pie looks fabulous..but this time.. I savored first all the words you spoke of your mom:)

Jessica said...

That tart looks absolutely delicious. I just tasted rhubarb for the first time last year (it doesn't grow in S Texas) and I love it. I can't wait for it to come in season around here. I'd love to try this tart recipe.

I bet that this was such a nice treat for your mom today. Your post is a lovely tribute to her.

Faith said...

Oh, how sweet of you to make this for your mom, Lucy! It's a gorgeous tart, I sure she really loved it!

theforeignkitchen said...

Today I almost choked on my bite of croissant when a friend told me it was mothersday...but then I regained control over my breakfast when I realized I have until MAy 9th in the states...enough time to plan a thank you cake.

Thanks for stopping by The Foreign Kitchen, I'm glad you liked it. Be sure to check in for the second Almond Cake recipe coming up!

Martina

peasepudding said...

The tart looks and sounds delicious. Rhubarb is one of my favourites and yours just looks perfect and ripe. I am trying to encourage my plant to grow but there is just the odd few sticks at the moment.

apparentlyjessy said...

I cannot say I have ever really eaten rhubarb, but you definitely make it sound good with this tart! This week my Grandpa became unwell and had to have emergency surgery, as he was fasting for so long, he began to wish for a rhubarb charlotte. I think I will have to get over my fear of cooking rhubarbs to make one (or this tart) when he is well enough to eat again!
It is sweet how close you are with your Mum, I bet she enjoys helping with your blog very much! I also bet she is proud as punch at raising such a sweet talented girl like you Lucy! :)

Bob said...

Kid, you just gave me a heart attack. When I saw the first line of this post I thought "What?! I can't have missed mother's day!". Then I remembered you're in the UK. Heh.

The pie looks lovely, I've never actually had rhubarb before.

Dinners and Dreams said...

Beautiful tart and colorful too. The crust looks divine.

Nisrine

Ash said...

What a lovely treat for your mom!! I love Rhubarb, got to be one of my favorite things... perhaps I should grow some in my yard this year... maybe.
This tart just looks so fantastic! love the way your crust looks!!
Hope your mom had a fabby mothers days!!

Antonia said...

How lovely - rhubarb is one of my absolute favourites. It looks so pretty here in this tart and the creamy filling and pastry sound so good. I bet your Mum loved it!