Rhubarb Tart

Sometimes I like to be very individual, and sometimes I see things that I think would be a little challenging and I want to recreate them. I present such a case here….

Behold the Tart!

Rhubarb Tart PlaidI used the Rhubarb Tart Recipe found on Baking A Moment and decided to use her suggested alternative for the Pastry Cream Recipe since I had the ingredients for that on hand! I used a Sweet Pastry Crust from Joy of Baking, which was fun to make, but wish I’d gone with something a little more buttery and less sweet. There is always next time!

Note: I don’t have a lovely fluted edge tart pan, so I used a simple bread pan and pressed the crust into shape up the sides about 1/2″ – 3/4″. I’m out of parchment paper too, so I crossed my fingers that the crust would come out of the pan – and it did. Just barely. Use what you have, do what you can! Don’t let a simple thing like the wrong pan stop you!

My rhubarb design definitely turned out a lot more yellow, so I will probably wait to try my next rhubarb dessert until the variety that is more red is ready for picking. Although that is definitely a spring color scheme going on up there! It looks very retro and reminds me of a lady in a green suit with pearls and white gloves.

With the six leftover egg white I had from the pasty cream, I whipped up this White Cake Recipe from i am baker. It’s sitting wrapped on the counter just begging for strawberries and cream. I followed the link to her inspiration cake since I didn’t have 8″ pans. One of the cakes didn’t turn out of the pan quite as easily as I would have liked (no parchment again!), but that meant I got to taste some crumbs and they were DELICIOUS.

All that to say that I spent a lot more time in the kitchen yesterday than I had planned, so today I need to do more work on the office. We have relatives coming into town this weekend and I know my husband really wants it to look nice before they get here. It’s still pretty raw, so yikes, no pressure!

Off to conquer some more minimalizing!


About Keely

Beauty has been my passion for as long as I can remember.

As a child, I planTeamned to marry rich and live in a big house. As an adult, I fell in love with small houses and married a good ol’ middle class American.

Because I learned along the way that you don’t have to have a huge house and a large income to live a beautiful life. It wasn’t about the money, it was about wanting to be surrounded by beauty. (Money is okay too! :))

This is my place to share my passion for interior design, fashion and food. Coming soon…inspiration, success and failures in my pursuit of living a beautiful minimalist life!

I’m a newlywed and my husband Nate is wonderfully patient as I take over his house and switch away from his rustic fishing and hunting décor! He definitely has an opinion, sometimes a preference, and I’m still working on his no pink rule! Together we’re redecorating our 60’s house and planning some remodels in the future. It’s a journey of blending our tastes, honoring the feel of the original architecture—and our budget.

The older I get the more I go towards minimalism because of the freedom it gives me. Freedom to pursue my dreams. I’m minimalist, not modern, so you’ll find a lot of the different things I love from industrial to fresh flowers and pearls…but all kept well, to a minimum!

Welcome to the journey!

“More isn’t always better, Linus. Sometimes It’s just more.” Sabrina (1995)