I was delighted when I was recently given a bundle of locally-grown rhubarb by a friend. I remember how much I love it and I have fond memories of Mum making rhubarb custard squares. When it came to baking she would seem to effortlessly produce something in no time. Perhaps it was those years of feeding her brood, including seven children and the men working the fields. Like many farm women, Mum produced a whole lot of meals, but she excelled at desserts.
I loved Mum's rhubarb custard squares. A shortbread bottom layer with a layer of custard and, of course, rhubarb. Here is Mum's handwritten recipe for the rhubarb custard. She used her standard (and delicious) shortbread crust to make the squares:
Rhubarb Custard Squares
For a full rhubarb custard squares recipe, including crust, try https://pin.it/6Wcgmpg
Photo by Monika Grabkowska