Oh, sweet rhubarb!
nakji - I wish I could send you some! I can't imagine what seven years without rhubarb feels like!
Erin, after seven rhubarb-free years you must be itchin'. I've got tons in the yard, but it hasn't sprouted yet and it's under 10cm of snow.
How unbelievable is this? After I posted this, I went into work, and stopped by the depaichika on my way, as is my custom. What were they selling? Strawberry rhubarb cheesecake!!!!!!!!!! Inconceivable!
Of course, I fell on it, despite the fact it was 900 yen. We had it for dessert last night, but I find, I must agree with Klary and bluechefk - it's best on its own, isn't it? I found the strawberry overwhelmed it with sweetness. I like my rhubarb like I like my friends - the tarter, the better. Oh, well, it took the edge off.
i'm making the macarons at work, so have to be accommodating. i think i'll end up with a strawberry macaron, filled with a rhubarb-lemon curd, and a beautiful, deep pink cube of poached rhubarb hidden inside. at home, i may try a all-rhubarb-all-the-time version!
This sounds gorgeous - especially the cube of poached fruit. Please post a cross-section photo when you're done!