Rhubarb has always been one of my favorite – vegetable? fruit? since having lived long in Ireland during my childhood.
Looking it up in wikepedia; Rhubarb is considered a vegetable, whichever it may be…. it is a great baking ingredient!!
Rhubarb seem to prefer the cooler climates and since the Japanese climate are quite hot and humid in the summer; vegetation of rhubarb seem limited concentrating in higher elevations such as some parts of Nagano (Shinshu-area) and Hokkaido.
I have a tendency of collecting upside down fruit cakes recipes, but since I came across an interesting crumble recipe with roasted almonds in it; I tried the recipe and changed it slightly to my version.
Butter…..85g Flour…..156g Sugar…..125g Eggs…..2 Salt…..1/2 teaspoon Rhubarb…..1 & 1/2 cups
For the Crumble : Butter…..28g Flour…..2 tablespoons Almonds…..2 tablespoons Rolled Oats…..2 tablespoons Sugar…..25g Salt…..1/4 teaspoon
written by Hisako Makimura/Tokyo, Japan