Rhubarb and Blueberry pie ~ ルバーブとブルーベリーのパイ~

As you know, Rhubarb is very sour vegetables when consume as is, and it is suitable for jam and sauce.
The recipe I followed used Blueberries putting together with diced Rhubarb.This way the filling became milder in sourness, it actually adds nice and pleasant sweetness.  The recipe also used sour cream for the crust, taking over the role of which the eggs and water play.  This has produced a good shortcrust flavor and texture. I baked this twice this summer eventually, and particularly this second bake is made my favorite (in photos below). I am satisfied both with the fillings and the crust which finished better than my first bake.  Rhubarb and Blueberry fillings was made nice ruby sauce and it flowed when you sliced.
It was hard to control my craving to it serving with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, but my friends couple enjoyed with the scoops! 😋

ずいぶん昔、アンナミラーズというパイ専門のカフェに入った時に初めて知った、ルバーブ・パイ。
甘酸っぱい素朴な味がアップルパイと並んで大好きになったけれど、意外にもその後目にする機会はなく。。。
こちらシドニーでも、ルバーブ・パイをお店で目にする事もないし、とりわけルバーブ・パイが好きという人に出逢いませんでした。
でもスーパーでは普通にルバーブが野菜コーナーに並んでいるし、これはいっちょパイを焼いてみようと相成りまして。。
結果、今年の夏は2度ルバーブ・パイを焼きましたが、2度目は特にパイ生地がサクサクにできて大満足。

参考にしたレシピでは、ルバーブにブルーベリーを混ぜて自然な甘みを引き出すのと、パイ生地を卵と水の代わりにサワークリームをバターと小麦粉に混ぜるという内容で、珍しいと思ったのと美味しそうだったのでそれに沿って製作。

焼きあがったパイが覚めるのを待ってからナイフを入れると、ルビー色のソースが艶やかに広がる。

酸味強すぎない控え目な甘さ。
今回体重を気にして、私はナントカ理性で堪えましたが、実際はバニラアイスクリームなどと食べると更に美味しそう。

仲間であっという間にペロリと平らげました。😋

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Hunter Valley

As I touched on my previous post, I made catch up with my friend who visited me in Sydney for the first time in ten years and it’s been six years from our last catch ups.

We talked a lot about us what’s happened after our last catch-ups, and I found that she had had very difficult time to get rid of and had suffered from anxiety and depressions.  She was getting back and she decided to make a visit me and Sydney again as she has lots of good travel memory in here.  I was so glad that she chose here for her refreshment with a touch of rehabilitation.

The photographs below were taken in Hunter Valley winery I went with her.  August is downtime at vineyards, but it’s also a kind of ‘fruit’ time because new products of the year or new batch are being bottled with new labels around this period.  We went to five cellars which included her favorite cellars.  It was great day and we filed another good story in our memory.

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