A few times I've sat at a restaurant, feeling the urge to get back home and try to copycat a certain meal I just had.

After our second child had learned to handle things without the beloved mom by her side 24/7, my dear auntie took me to Riga for a weekend break. We ended up having dinner at one of the top restaurants of city, Vincents. Or at least back in 2007, or whatever year it was, it was on the top. As a dessert of the hundred course menu we stuffed in, we were served a rhubarb chèvre cake. Which was just heavenly. Perfect.

That was one of those moments I mentioned: During the summer that followed the trip I made several rhubarb chèvre cakes: Some more eatable than others, some pretty darn good. And with the final result I was really pleased.

Though it had absolutely nothing to do with the original one.

(ca. 22cm vuoka)

1,5 dl wheat flour
0,25 dl sugar
1/2 tbsp vanilla sugar
75g butter (cold)
1/2 egg
1 tbsp cold water
  1. Mix dry ingredients and cut in the cold butter.
  2. Whisk egg and water together and add to the mixture.
  3. Spoon batter in to a parchment paper lined springform pan and smooth the top.
250g rhubarb (cut into 1cm pieces)
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp sugar

  1. Put the water and sugar into a pan and heat it until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Add rhubarb and cook for 2-3 minutes. (Al dente, not into a mash.)
  3. Let cool and then divide rhubarb pieces on the batter.

300g chèvre cheese, soft, fresh cheese like (I used Chavroux)
2 egg yolks
2 dl confectioner's sugar
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp corn flour
50g smetana (or crème fraîche)
35g butter, melted
2 egg whites

  1. Mix all other ingredients together except the egg whites.
  2. Beat egg whites until stiff and carefully fold them in the mixture. Pour to the springform pan over the rhubarbs.
  3. Bake in 175°C for about 60 minutes.
  4. After the pan has cooled down, set to the fridge overnight (or at least for several hours).

1 comment :

  1. Raparperi on aivan varmasti seuraava hitti aines! Mä ainakin oon siitä leiponut jo vaikka mitä pitkin kesää ;)