Thursday, May 17, 2012

Strawberry Rhubarb: So Hot Right Now.

We always joke about food that hipsters have deemed "so hot right now" in our household. Winter 2012 was grapefruit. Spring seems to have brought rhubarb, honeysuckle, & star anise. I decided to try my hand with an ingredient I'd never used before in form of a pie to celebrate my Dad's 60th birthday. I love a challenge. Particularly an ingredient challenge. Procuring 2 pints of the last of the fresh spring strawberries & a hand full of rhubarb stalks I set to work with a favorite food blogger's recipe in hand. If you've ever made a pie from scratch you know it can get messy hence lack of process photos. It was well worth the time and was a hit. If you live in a little cooler climate than me, snatch up some fresh berries & get to baking!

{in the oven she went}

{final product. pretty proud of my first lattice attempt}
Want to try your hand at the Smitten Kitchen best strawberry rhubarb pie ever? Find the recipe here!


Belle on Heels said...

It looks fabulous! Rhubarb is something I've never tried, but always wanted to. I made Smitten Kitchen's red wine chocolate cake last night. Wowza!!!

Princess Freckles said...

In Michigan, we're just getting into Strawberries and Rhubarb! Martha Stewart has a recipe for Rhubarb Upsidedown Cake. made it last year and it was "SOOO HOT!" ;)