Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Crispy Rhubarb Pockets & a refreshing Rhubarb Drink

I couldn't resist picking up Rhubarb at Farmers Market recently. Torn between doing a few things I decided  to go for Crispy Rhubarb Pockets. To my surprise the recipe was easy to do & full of flavors. This was my first experience with Phyllo sheets & believe me it was a pleasant surprise. I'm determined to getting another lot to do some savory based dish next time. 

A Great outcome that you'd like for sure, so here's how we do it.

Ingredients for the Rhubarb Filling:
1/2 pound rhubarb (about 2 cups ½-inch diced)
1/4  cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4  teaspoon vanilla extract

Method: -
Combine the diced rhubarb,sugar, the cornstarch and salt in a medium saucepan and place over medium-low heat. 

Cook, stirring occasionally, until the rhubarb releases its liquid and begins to breakdown, creating a thick, chunky sauce, about 10 minutes. 

Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract. 
Set aside to cool to room temperature.
Layer 4 phyllo sheets, brushing each with melted butter.

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 
Now let us cut four 4-inch squares from phyllo stack. 

Place 2 teaspoons of filling in center of square. 
Brush phyllo from edge of filling to each point of square lightly with water. 

Gather points of square and pinch together just above filling.
Brush pouch with butter. Repeat process for all 4 pouches.
Place filled pouches at least 1" apart on ungreased cookie sheet or baking pan. 
Bake in preheated 350ºF oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. 

Take the pouches out and let them cool on wire rack for ~5 minutes.

Serve warm or at room temperature.

Luckily I was left with almost 1/4 cup of rhubarb filling & decided to make us a rhubarb cooler drink,

A Quick Recipe ( Makes 1 Glass of Rhubarb Cooler)
2 Tsp Rhubarb Filling
1 Tsp Freshly squeezed Lemon Juice
Few Mint Leaves
1 tsp Sugar

In a Glass of water mix some rhubarb puree, freshly squeezed lemon juice & a tsp of sugar.
Top it up with Mint leaves & enjoy chilled.

My Family loved the crispy filled Rhubarb pockets & our refreshing rhubarb drink.
Hope you like it too.


kankana said...

You know I never tried rhubarb and seeing so many rhubarb recipe these days I am getting tempted. That crispy warm pocket with that cool pink rhubarb drink will surely be awsm :)

Hovkonditorn said...

Ooh, these look so delicious! I love rhubarb!

Raji said...

Real tempting. I have not tried rhubarb before and like Kankana said I too am getting tempted.

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

these look great so pretty

Aruna Manikandan said...

gr8 post dear..
looks delicious and very tempting.
nice clicks :)

Priya said...

Both looks super delicious and inviting,never tried rhubarb as anything..

Ramya said...

Looks awesome...The pockets looks real crispy n yummy..

Kitchen Belleicious said...

its not only sweet and delicious but memorizing and absolutely stunning! I made strawberry and rhubarb hand pockets using pie dough the other day for my friends' surprise birthday party but now I am wishing i had used your dough. It looks so much for dainty and yummy!
Oh and thank you doesn't even begin to describe how I feel about your comment you left on my blog on monday. You are the sweetest person on earth and I appreciate you so much. I am so glad we have meet through our blogs.

Suman Singh said...

I haven't tried rhubarb yet but looking at your pics and dishes, I am eager to try my hands on it...thanks for sharing!

Sonia said...

A big THANK YOU to each one of you. I really appreciate your every word and lovely comments. It gives be enormous strength to make and try more dishes.

You Guys Rock.....!!!!!!!!

Allison said...

Rhubarb and phyllo are both things I want to learn to use more. I love the filling against the flaky and light phyllo. A perfect end to a summer meal.

Radhika said...


I had never even heard of Rhubarb before my entry into the blogging world and now all I see are these!

I am yet to try Rhubarb in any recipe. Bravo to you to have tried something new..

Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

Sonia... I love it!!! Looks so delicious and your pictures are ALWAYS beautiful. I have to catch up on your posts... :-)

Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen said...

Thanks for these two great ideas on how to use one of my very favorite springtime veggie/fruit - rhubarb!

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Ilke said...

Very nice idea to use phyllo sheets! I love the look of it! Looks like a good breakfast option to me :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Learned something new here. Awesome pictures....it looks so flaky and yummy

Hamaree Rasoi

My Little Space said...

Hmmm... this looks so mouthwatering! Yummmm.... Btw, I have some awards for you. Please feel free to hop over to collect them.
Cheers, Kristy

Christine's Pantry said...

Great recipe! Congrats on your award!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

These look so delicious!! Congratulations on your award.

Cindy said...

We have a couple of big rhubarb plants. This filling looks tasty. Would never thought to use phyllo dough. Looks so yummy. I also love your dishes.

tasteofbeirut said...

I have yet to taste rhubarb, but I love what you did here and I am getting tempted! Your site is a delight, every recipe is enchanting and allows me the leisure of discovering Indian cuisine in more depth and noticing some similarities with ours.

Al Dente Gourmet said...

This is simply beautiful, Sonia! Filling looks absolutely mouth-watering...I'm drooling over this cute baby sweet pizza. Wonderful idea :)

Have a lovely day,


Roxana GreenGirl said...

I love rhubarb and always looking for new ideas. Your pockets look amazing Sonia, thanks for sharing.
Hope you'll have a wonderful day

Jenny (VintageSugarcube) said...

I also LOVE rhubarb and I LOVE anything crispy!! Those look beyond ahhhhmazing!! I will try them sooon. :)

Buy Lemons said...

When my brothers and sisters and I were growing up in Iowa, our grandmother used to make rhubarb pie. This brings back such rich and nostalgic memories. Thank you.

Your recipe made my heart flutter. I am delighted to report that the Rhubarb Pockets and Rhubarb Drink dish I made using your wonderful recipe was successful. Big time. I can’t believe how good it was since I usually don't get things right on the first try. Must have been your very excellent recipe.

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