Rhubarb Fool

Rhubarb Fool

I had been impatiently awaiting for the fresh local rhubarb and on the weekend I found some at the farmers market. It was nice and thick and dark red and I picked some up. I wanted to start with something simple to showcase the rhubarb flavour and I thought that a fool would be perfect. A fool is generally pureed sweetened fruit with whipped cream or custard. This time I thought that I would make a rhubarb and vanilla yogurt fool. I simmered the rhubarb in orange juice and a bit of sugar to soften it and give a pureed like texture. I used a small amount of sugar to temper the tartness of the rhubarb just a bit. The rhubarb fool turned out amazing! I really enjoyed the flavour of the rhubarb and its tartness. Although the vanilla yogurt does not seem all that sweet by itself, it seemed much sweeter when contrasted with the tart rhubarb. Each bite was a pleasant mixture of tart rhubarb and sweet vanilla yogurt. I imagine that the rhubarb mixture would also go well on vanilla ice cream (warm even), or rice pudding or tapioca pudding etc. I enjoyed the rhubarb fool as a dessert and the leftovers as my breakfast yogurt.

Ingredients:
1 pound rhubarb (cut into 1/2 inch pieces)
1/4 cup sugar
1 orange (juice and zest)
1 cup vanilla yogurt

Directions:
1. Bring the rhubarb, sugar and orange juice and zest to a boil in a small pan stirring until the sugar has dissolved.
2. Cover and simmer until the rhubarb is tender, about 6-10 minutes.
3. Refrigerate until cold.

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52 comments:

Sylvia said...

Wow Kevin , my mouth is watering right now. Love the colors and must be delicious

VeggieGirl said...

Hooray for finding rhubarb at your local farmer's market!! That Rhubarb Fool is positively mesmerizing.

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

That rhubarb looks fabulous, love the deep pink colour. Rhubarb goes so well with orange too. Oh and you might want to spellcheck your recipe ;) I found it amusing but can't vouch for everyone...

Pam said...

That looks delicious. I am looking forward to trying rubarb recipes this summer. Thanks for inspiring me.

Elle said...

Gorgeous!! And pretty good for you, too, as far as desserts go!

Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

Looks amazing! Such awesome presentation!

Diana Evans said...

wow...Kevin...this is amazing and I love rhubarb...great work...send some over...

Cheryl said...

Kevin, that is gorgeous! How do you take such wonderful photo's I have a zillion dollar camera and cannot seem to do it!
Now I am inspired to make a strawberry/rhubarb pie!

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

It so sad, I see rhubarb recipes all over the place but I don't get this fruit here in Singapore. All I know is that it looks like huge celery stalks in red colour

Your rhubarb fool looks fab!

Kim said...

Fantastic Kevin-I will be seeing my daughter next weekend. She is flying from Alaska with a suitcase full of rhubarb from her garden. Alaska grows the best rhubarb. I am bookmarking this recipe.

Manggy said...

Whoa, beautiful presentation Kevin!

sourpuss said...

Wow, you have a GREAT blog here! I found you through tastespotting.com and can't decide which recipe to try first!

Erika said...

Love the color! I wish I had some right now!

noble pig said...

Wow, it's so cool and I'm not foolin'! Ha!

Elly said...

This looka so good, Kevin. Fresh, simple and delicious. I love rhubarb!

Jenny said...

Great looking recipe Kevin! Looks great and perfect for summer!

tigerfish said...

I thought I am the actual Rhubarb Fool coz' I have not tried rhubarb before.

Mochachocolata Rita said...

when you said "fool" i thought you were referring to me hehe

Dani Spies said...

I have never had the chanec to work with rhubarb. I've been seeing it at the Farmers Market lately but don't really know what to do with it so I haven't bought it. This recipe looks like the perfect place to start...this may be my rhubarb break through:)

Melanie said...

Wow! This looks so, so delicious. Rhubarb is one of my favorite fruits!

Dazey said...

Thanks for the advice on where to get matcha; I'll keep an eye out next time I'm downtown. The rhubarb fool looks great, I think I'll try it to use up what I have in my garden.

Marc @ NoRecipes said...

Looks great and sounds healthy!

Jan said...

That is one great looking dessert!
Mmmm yum!

Kitt said...

Nice! Did you see the strawberry rhubarb fool I had at Soizic in Oakland? (picture here.) Theirs wasn't as nicely layered as yours. But I like the chunkier bits in it.

marye said...

that really looks fantastic layered like that!

noobcook said...

What a fool I am! For I have not heard of this dessert b4, but it sure looks so pretty & delectable!

Emiline said...

Time for a joke:

I'd be a fool, not to taste some of your delicious Rhubarb Fool! Okay, that was stupid.

Looks wonderful. I love rhubarb.

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

Was is really such a big serving, or is just a close-up. I sure could do with a huge helping of this...

Rose&Thorn said...

I love the colours! I almost ate my screen!

nicisme said...

Fabulous photo - can I have one please?

Lori said...

Sounds like a great combo of flavors!

Dhanggit said...

this is so gorgeous kevin!! i love the way you presented it in that glass!! really beautiful

Parker said...

This dish looks so nice with the layered colors. Gives me some ideas to use up my rhubarb at home.

foodiejudie said...

Kevin, just a touch of ground cardamon is fantastic....

Gloria said...

Beauty, beauty how ever, sadly we dont have Rhubarb here. My Mom say that in Punta Arenas are, (to the south of Chile) She always said me is delicious!!! x Gloria

diva said...

lovely lovely. that's beautiful!

Raquel said...

Looks amazing! I love rhubarb, but have not found any yet :(.

Steph said...

This fool looks amazing Kevin. I've never heard of a fool before, but it looks like an A in my book!

Bellini Valli said...

I love that you paired this with vanilla yogurt Kevin!!!

Deborah said...

I have never heard of a "fool" before, but what a delicious and nutritious snack!

kimberleyblue said...

So simple and fresh! Must be great with vanilla yogurt!

Lisa said...

Rhubarb is something I have not experimented with. You encourage me to pick some up.

meeso said...

This is such a nice looking dish along with being delicious!

Bridgett said...

It is almost too pretty to eat! ...almost

farida said...

This sounds easy to make. And looks gorgeous!

giz said...

So pretty Kevin - almost a pity to eat it (almost). And when it's all gone, clean out the glass and make me a rhubarb martini in it - that could be interesting.

LyB said...

The colors look fabulous. I love rhubarb, this sounds delicious!

Bellini Valli said...

Yopu make this look so simple as well as tasty Kevin. I will have to keep my eyes open for szechuan peppercorns. Also I have passed an award your way. Val

katiez said...

Beautiful rhubarb... The Fool would be a good 'after' for all that yummy shrimp (and peppercorns)

sher said...

You always have gorgeous photos, but that one is amazing! Martha Stewart couldn't do better than that in her magazine! Seriously.

Kalyn said...

Looks delicious!

Jaime said...

wow, that is truly beautiful

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