Sunday, June 16, 2013

Rhubarb Puff Pastry Squares & Giveaway

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This year we planted hundreds of rhubarb plants. Many to use to make pies, and delicious tarts...
The downside? You have to wait a few years before you can harvest them (or else you might end up pulling the tiny stalks out of the ground). Boo. Right now they are little leaves with a tiny stem. Definitely not enough to make a pie with!


Even though I have to wait a couple of years isn't going to stop me from eating rhubarb! To satiate my desire for it I decided to make some Rhubarb Puff Pastry Squares. Get your sleeves rolled up and put on an apron because it's baking time!

Rhubarb Puff Pastry Squares

Makes 4

1 tsp                         caster sugar
1 tbsp                       butter, melted
1 pkg                        prepared puff pastry
3 rhubarb, stalks
4 springs of mint

Defrost half of the prepared puff pastry by letting it sit at room temperature for 2 hours. Once defrosted roll out pastry to 1/4" thick. Cut into 4 squares that are 3 1/2" x 3 1/2". Lay out on baking sheet. Put in fridge. Take your rhubarb and cut 16 pieces that are to be 2 1/2" long. Take your puff pastry out from the fridge and with a fork poke holes underneath where the rhubarb is going to be so it won't puff up. Place the rhubarb on top. Brush with butter and sprinkle each square with 1/4 tsp sugar. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Top with fresh mint and serve with ice cream. Enjoy!



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12 comments:

  1. Ok, I had no idea that rhubarb took so long to harvest! Crazy :) I love it though - so tart!

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    1. Yes, they are a bit small right now to harvest but maybe in a year or two.

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  2. I've actually never had a pastry with rhubarb in it before! I'm excited to try out this recipe ^^

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    1. It's quite good! A little sour, I would suggest adding a tad more sugar underneath the rhubarb. :)

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  3. Your tart/square bake is lovely. I've never tried baking rhubarb in stalks like that before.

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    1. Thank you Nicolthe! I hadn't either since I tried making these!

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  4. Our rhubarb is finally established, and now we have so much of it, that we can share with our friends. I am eager to try your recipe for today's dessert. It's 'summertime' simple and elegant looking. Thanks Shelan for sharing your recipe.

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  5. I like to make Peach Cobbler in the summer.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I like the colour of the rhubarb! Call me up when it needs harvesting!

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  7. That looks delicious! I really want some!

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  8. First think, but just little things. Easy to read this recipe. I find Interesting so let you know keep written short recipes but delicious. I will visit again on your other post. The one i like i will try from it.

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