Rhubarb dessert surprise

  • 6 c diced rhubarb
  • 3 1/2 c sugar, divided
  • 6 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 2 c flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt, divided
  • 1 c milk
  • 2 Tbsp corn starch
  • 3/4 c boiling water

Spread rhubarb over bottom of buttered 9×13-inch baking pan. In a mixing bowl, cream together 1 1/2 c sugar and butter. Into another bowl, sift flour, baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt. Add portions of flour mixture to sugar mixture, alternating with portions of milk; mix well. Spread mixture over rhubarb.

Mix remaining 2 c sugar, corn starch and remaining 1/2 tsp salt. Pour over batter.  Slowly pour or spoon boiling water over the top. Bake at 350 degrees 1 hour.

The top will look crusty, uneven and golden. Note: This dessert forms its own unusual crust. Makes 8-10 servings.

Recipe from Farm-Fresh Recipes.