|Rhubarb in my veggie garden|
|Got Rhubarb T-Shirt (photo credit and ordering information: Cafe Press)|
Oatmeal-Rhubarb Bars (recipe from Rhubarb Compendium)
1 cup All Purpose Flour
3/4 cup Oatmeal- uncooked
1 cup Brown Sugar- packed
1/2 cup Butter, unsalted- melted
1 cup Sugar
2 tsp Cornstarch
1 cup Water
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
4 cups Rhubarb- cut into 1/2 inch pieces
Mix flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, and butter until crumbly. Press 1/2 into a greased 9"x9" pan. Add rhubarb. Combine sugar, cornstarch, water, and vanilla; cook until thick and clear. Pour sauce over rhubarb. Top with other half crumb mixture. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes.
|First layer of crumble mixture and 4 cups of chopped rhubarb|
|Finished Oatmeal-Rhubarb Bars|
I was planning on a bar that you can pick up and eat with your fingers, but the bar didn't really hold together very well. However, the topping was crumbly and sweet and went well with the tangy rhubarb filling. It was so tasty that I don't mind eating it with a fork! And by the way- it is already half gone, so I'll have to wait for my next rhubarb harvest to share it with anyone at work... sorry!