Monday, May 25, 2009

Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

This morning LuAnne brought me some rhubarb and I decided to make my Grandma Tolstead's Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake. I used her original recipe, assisted by a revised version that my uncle, Bob Tolstead, had given me. I was having trouble figuring out what to do with the lists of ingredients until consulting his version. By the third and final phase of ingredients, I realized I was short a quarter cup of sugar and was thankful for my neighbors coming to the rescue, thereby saving me a trip to town. It turned out tasting just as I remembered it... Dee-licious! Anne & Carolyn Carter, LuAnne & Ev White, and Carol & Dave Peterson joined me for tea shortly after it came out of the oven. As might be expected, having friends here to share it with made it taste even better. It has only dawned on me in the last hour that this is "Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake" and so I had served it wrong-side up. If any of them noticed the upside-down cake wasn't upside-down they didn't mention it to me. It was a very nice way to spend an otherwise rather gloomy Memorial Day.

Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake


heather k said...

Well, I didn't know you were blogging again! Great post=)

Anonymous said...

I wish I had been able to be there. The rhubarb came from down here in Byron.. I forgot about it until I was packing on Monday morning. The garden's rhubarb is a little small yet. Glad it tasted good.


MNdaybreak said...

I didn't realize that you brought the rhubarb up from Byron. It was perfect. Thanks for sending it my way. I used the last of it up today - just made it into a sauce to put on ice cream or pancakes or something.