Our rhubarb patch survived a terrible trauma and has come out fighting...
this is how it looked ten days ago! By yesterday there were enough sticks of rhubarb ripe and ready for me to make Ms Sparrow's rhubarb cake (click for recipe).
Quick and easy to make, the cake was moist and delicious. Second slices were soon called for, by three adults, one little boy, and one Toby dog was going crazy, snuffling around for fallen crumbs. Safe to say, it was a success! George has just had the final slice tonight - and enjoyed it every bit as much as the first.
Next time I make it I think I will treat it as a pudding - I can hardly wait for the next batch of rhubarb to be ready. Imagine this cake with a drizzle of single cream, or custard if I am being really indulgent!
A huge thank you to Ms Sparrow for that wonderful peek into your special family cookbook - and I hope you won't mind if I copy it into my family recipe book - along with a note about how it comes to be there.