7 July 2008
Not too late for rhubarb cake!
I was a bit startled last week to see rhubarb in the Farmer’s Market. For some reason I thought it was a May into mid-June crop, but I guess that’s more like the asparagus season. According to the rhubarbinfo site, the rhubarb growing season is April to September.
Of course, this detail wasn’t really all that crucial, because I had a bunch of rhubarb in my fridge, purchased many weeks ago! I’d seen a recipe for rhubarb chocolate chip cake in my local newspaper, and wanted to make it. But then, when we had buttermilk in the house, I couldn’t find the recipe. The search feature for our newspaper’s online presence is rather lame, and didn’t locate it. I searched for awhile in my pile of newspapers yesterday, and then I searched online, and despite a handful of newspaper hits, none of those articles were online either. I guess it must be syndicated content and not allowed to remain on newspaper sites.
Anyway, the search was not in vain, because I found this recipe (and found it cited elsewhere), and made it Sunday for a neighborhood block party. We thought it was really tasty, and most people who ate it raved about it. I don’t know if it’s the same one that was in the paper, but it’s a keeper! If you eschew nuts in your desserts, I’d skip the topping step completely, and maybe dust with powdered sugar (or cocoa?) instead.