This month’s The Food Exchange theme was summer tarts. I struggled slightly to think of a bake for Greta as all of the summer tarts I could think of weren’t english! Some of my favourite summer desserts are tart au citron and tarte aux framboises! My final decision was something I haven’t actually made before but I thought looked really pretty! To see what it was head over to Greta’s blog!
Greta’s challenge for me this month was Rhabarber- Baiser, which is a rhubarb meringue cake. Time for a little confession… I have never eaten rhubarb before. So I was quite excited to try this recipe and rhubarb for the first time. This is the first time I have used a German recipe without translating any of it, so was a bit concerned at points that I had done a few things wrong! I thought there was far too much rhubarb for the cake mixture… it just turns out it is a really big cake!
I really enjoyed photographing the rhubarb at different stages and the beautiful range of colours it has!
I ended up baking the cake for a lot longer than the recipe suggest but the end result was brilliant!
It was a really soft sponge and the tartness of the rhubarb was balanced out really well by the sweetness of the meringue! Tim really doesn’t like rhubarb at all, so I kept a few pieces at home for me and the rest he took to work for his colleagues… I hope my version lives up to the ones that can bought in the bakery!
If you would like the recipe you can find it here, the recipe is in German though!
You can take a look here at all of our past challenges here and read about what The Food Exchange is all about! Make sure you come back on the first Thursday of every month for a new Food Exchange post!
Also remember to head over to Greta’s blog, Made by Greta to see her bake!