A quick trot around a very wet Ormeau park this morning left us feeling virtuous… well – damp – and virtuous!
Home we came, divested ourselves of our waterproof shoes and coats, and thought ‘well, what now?’ I suddenly remembered the lovely local rhubarb I’d bought during the week, and that box of distinctly not-local strawberries sitting in the fridge and thought: I’ve got a recipe for that!
If you’ve never made these bars before, I must warn you here – they smell sooo good while they’re baking – but in reality, you should leave them to sit overnight to have them at their best. It’s almost impossible to resist them straight out of the oven, but all I can do is advise you, and let you make up your own minds! I won’t judge..
If you’re thinking – as I am – of dropping off some little Easter gifts to your friends and neighbours, these little bars would be absolutely perfect ! Firstly though, I’ll have to hide them from Mr Saturday Night, who really loves them – I’m thinking now that perhaps I should make two batches!! 😉
Here’s a picture of a wee dog with attitude, taken in the park this morning! I love the ambition he has, carrying a stick that’s 4 times the size of himself! We can learn a lot from these little critters..:)
If you can’t bear to wait until tomorrow to taste your Rhubarb and Strawberry bars, may I interest you in an excellent alternative? My Summer Galette is perfect for virtually any fruit that you like – perfect for clearing out the fruit bowl – but Rhubarb and Strawberries are particularly magical together.. here’s the link for my Summer Galette –
So there’s your ‘wet Sunday’ afternoon sorted for you!
Hopefully, with the hour going forward today, we’ll be able to start creating more ‘Summery’ recipes soon..
I’ll be back during the week to offer some Easter suggestions..