Monday, June 22, 2015

Rhubarb makes everything better

Meg caught an episode of The Chew where they featured Buttermilk Cheesecake with a Rhubarb Glaze and she's been talking about it ever since, which is actually pretty funny because Meg isn't even a huge rhubarb fan. Or a big cheesecake fan, either.

You know who is a huge rhubarb fan? Me. But also my father. And, wouldn't you know, yesterday was Father's Day.

So I made Buttermilk Cheesecake with a Rhubarb Glaze. It was amazing and quite light. Not like one of those dense cheesecakes where you feel a little like you've just consumed a brick of cream cheese.

I have most certainly helped my mother with baking a cheesecake but I actually don't know that I have ever made one entirely on my own.

There's a first time for everything, boys and girls.

I didn't bother with baking it in a roasting pan with water, so: it cracked. I expected it to and really didn't care. Why get all worked up about a crack if you're going to put a glaze on the top?

My mom always says a cracked cheesecake "shows that it's homemade." She is not a fussy baker.

Our rhubarb wasn't particularly red so I didn't get the pretty pinkish color glaze that they showed on when they made it on The Chew. I considered a drop of food coloring before deciding that going to such lengths was entirely unnecessary. Maybe if I was hosting a fancy party? Probably not then, either. How would I explain how everyone's red tongues?
Sometimes you just need to go with what mother nature gives you. Even if it's not television worthy.

The taste more than made up for the color.


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Yum, that looks and sounds so good. I love rhubarb so this sounds like something I would like - especially since it's not a super rich cheese cake recipe. You are a good daughter!

Danielle said...

I love Rhubarb. Haven't seen any in the Texas stores yet. I think I will search today. Maybe next time make it a strawberry rhubarb glaze if you really want that pink/red to show!

I think the only homemade cheesecake I've made are those terrible Jello No Bake boxed kinds. Ew.

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