First, it was really easy. The only thing I didn’t like about it was cutting in the butter. I’m sure I’ve already told all you this, but I don’t quite understand what that means. I end up getting some butter pieces and a whole lot of flour… Perhaps I don’t cube the butter small enough? Or maybe I’m just doing it completely wrong? I don’t know. But it didn’t look how I would assume the topping would have looked.
Another thing, make sure you have all the ingredients before starting. My wonderful fiance had to make a special trip to the store to get sugar.. I know right how did I not have sugar? This I do not know, but I had started combining the ingredients in a bowl before I realized I didn’t have any. Funny thing, the egg froze on top of the rhubarb since I didn’t get it mixed quick enough.
Overall, this was a pretty easy recipe to make. I probably wouldn’t make it again, sticking to the traditional apple cobbler or something, but everyone seemed to enjoy it at the party.
Next, the almond cream. I am not a fan for whipping my own cream. However, this time around I think I’m getting better at it. The cream formed the peaks pretty quickly after adding the sugar and extract, and I was pleased with how short of time it took. I did make the mistake of putting too much almond extract in it, and the end taste was a little off, but other than that the recipe was a success. It was delicious and perfect for the second christmas party I went to over the weekend.
With all the excitement... I forgot to grab a picture of it. But here's a picture of what it looks like in the cookbook. Close enough right? (Probably better).
Dinner & a Movie
Bringing you food and drinks so that you can make movie night that much more delicious.
"Food is essential for life; therefore make it good"
Shannon does it Julie & Julia style as she cooks through a cookbook and shares thoughts and recipes along the way.