Saturday, June 4, 2011

We Have Rhubarb

Yes, we have rhubarb!  We harvested one batch rhubarb today.  Derin made 9 pints of Rhubarb jam.  It was sooooo veeerry good.  We gave some away and we may have to make some more just for us.  Then Derin made 2 big pies and one little pie (see pictures) with what was left.  He makes the very best pie crust.   See how he does the edges of the pie.  So much easier than pinch and flute method.

Rhubarb to harvest
All good pies must have butter!
Note the edges of the pie crusts

Fresh Baked Rhubarb Pie
Yum - ready to eat

Derin's Crisp Pie Crust

1 1/4  scant cups shortening
3 cups flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 egg - beaten
5 Tbsp. water
1 tsp. vinegar

Cut the shortening into the flour and salt.   Beat egg and add water and vinegar.  Mix together.  Makes 3 - 8" pie crusts.

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