Have you ever picked up a cook book and had almost all of the recipes sing out to you? Rosie Daykin’s Butter Baked Goods is like that for me. The book itself is gorgeous (and available at Albany Public Library!), beautifully laid out and the recipes inviting and easy to follow. When I borrowed it from my local library I worked my way through seemingly half of the recipes over the course of a week – and everything was delicious!
And can I let you in on a little secret? I used store bought pie crust. After years of making my own I’m ready to realize my own limitations. I can’t make a pie crust to save my life lately and the premade kind is a huge time saver.
Any way, grab the book (it’s worth it), but the gist of the recipe is:
1 uncooked pie crust.
An 8 oz container of sour cream.
A bit of sugar to sweeten things up (but not too much)
2 tablespoons flour
3 C rhubarb
Butter + Sugar + Flour for the crumb topping
Mix together the sour cream, sugar, eggs, and flour.
Cut the rhubarb into small pieces. Toss it in the pie crust.
Pour the sour cream mixture over it.
Bake at 375-400 for 20-30 minutes until the top sets just a little bit.
Mix together the butter + sugar + flour for a crumble, then sprinkle it over the set pie top.
Lower to 325F and bake until the crumble is lightly browned and delicious, about 30-ish minutes more.
It’s best the same day its made so that crust and crumble stay crisp. It’s also delicious if you have some leftover slices and freeze them. Oh my gosh it’s so good frozen. It’s like a delicious frozen ice pop. Even better than those pinky white strawberry shortcake ice cream bars.