Do You Think the Rain Will Ruin the Rhubarb?


In the batch of organic veggies our local farm provided us with this weekend was 7 or 8 stalks of rhubarb. This is something I haven’t often bought, but was excited to get into a pie or similar tasty treat. We didn’t feel like going to the store for strawberries, and I really didn’t feel like a pie crust, so rhubarb cobber it was.

I ended up on a familiar website, Smitten Kitchen, looking for a recipe, and by god – I found one.

Rhubarb Cobbler

The vanilla adds a wonderful element to the rhubarb filling, but here’s the clincher: The biscuit dough contains two hard-boiled egg yolks. “What an odd thing,” I pondered, but then, a wondrous thing happened – my food processor turned the dough into an amazing golden-yellow color as I added the liquid. Oh… oh, my.

I didn’t take any photos, so I’m going to let hers suffice, since they are assuredly better than mine would have been:

Egg Yolks. Heavy Cream. Mmmm.

Egg Yolks. Heavy Cream. Mmmm.

One could put these biscuits on top of pigeon poop and they would still be Delicious. It’s been less than 24 hours, and there are only 3 left. I think Mike only had 3 and there were 10 to begin with… maybe the dogs ate them? Yes. Yes, those naughty, naughty dogs!

Oh sure – they look innocent enough:

Who, us?

Who, us?

But I’m fairly sure they hide their opposable thumbs until I’m not looking.

Also, I have no idea what the title means. I used to hear that when I was a little kid. Does rain ruin rhubarb? I can’t imagine it does… maybe it was code, like “seeing a man about a horse.” If you know, enlighten me. 🙂

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