To wish you all Happy New Year is well overdue! So I will just start by saying, welcome to my first post of 2019.
This year I am planning to upload a lot more, so that I can learn new techniques and you guys can have more recipes to use (& consume).
For my first post of the year, I thought I would use an ingredient that is just starting to come into season. Rhubarb.
I think rhubarb is not given as much recognition as it deserves and is seen as a ‘marmite’ ingredient, when in actual fact it tastes delicious, goes with many other ingredients, and looks beautiful.
So to showcase the rhubarb and all its positives that I have listed above I decided to make a tart.
I kept it very understated by using simple flavours and just using the rhubarb to decorate (the pink is decoration enough).
I paired my rhubarb with orange + vanilla.
I made my pastry slightly flaky by not rubbing the butter completely into the flour, and jam packed it with orange zest and vanilla seeds.
My creme patissiere had more orange zest whisked into it, and I poached the rhubarb ever so slightly in a syrup.
Peel of lemon
Zest of an orange
Vanilla pod + seeds
1:1 sugar & water
If you would like to see more of my bakes you can go to my instagram & youtube channel: Myfbakes
Have a good week.