After an epic winter, rhubarb is what gives us hope and the will to live. It is the first delicious sign that we have survived another test of winter. I would love it for that reason alone, but I also love the tart flavor.
I am aware that there are people who are not big fans of rhubarb. If you find yourself in this camp, I dare to suggest that you will love this rhubarb and brown butter tart from Bake from Scratch Volume 2. The tartness of the rhubarb is perfect balanced by the rich, sweet, slightly nutty browned butter filling and it is all held together by a perfectly tender crust. I made the tart and as soon as I was done photographing it, my family swooped in and devoured it within minutes. This is such high praise. My family members are no strangers to dessert and it takes some effort to impress them. This one did just that.
In the book they make individual tartlets, but I don’t have enough tartlet pans to pull that off so I made one large rectangular tart. You can watch me make my version of this Rhubarb and Brown Butter Tart in my instagram videos.
Rhubarb and Brown Butter Tart from Bake from Scratch: Volume Two: Artisan Recipes for the Home Baker
You will find the recipe here: they make 12 individual tartlets
You can watch me make the tart as a large rectangle in my Instagram video.
- 1 large stalk rhubarb, cut into small pieces
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- micro greens I think micro arugula would be best. I used micro kale
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 tbsp confectioners' sugar
- Cook until the juices have thickened to the consistency of maple syrup. Strain, cool and store covered in the refrigerator for several days. It is wonderful drizzled over this tart or used in summer cocktails in place of simple syrup.
- Whip the cream and sugar on medium speed until it is soft peaks. Serve rectangles of the tart with a dollop of whipped cream and micro greens, if desired.